Monday, July 25, 2011
Again, the world is numbed by the evil killing of about 92 innocent lives in Norway recently. One resident said it reminded him of 9/11 in the US. It is real sad that so many innocent people died needlessly in the hand of just one person. This murderer even called himself a fundamental Christian.
Why such evil exist we do not know. Many will ask why God does not prevent such evil from happening. It appears that this is a very old question that has been asked whenever evil events happened. No one has the answer.
Like the story of Job in the Bible. Job suffered so much he lost everything, yet he did not curse God as he was instructed by his wife. Instead he stayed close to God. We do not know why evil is allowed to exist, but one thing for sure, we know God is with His people.
"Even though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me,"(Psalm 23:4)
People of Norway are nominal Christians and in this time of needs people are turning to God as many are attending churches. The churches there are also opened in shifts to cater to the spiritual needs of this wounded people.
As long as we live in this world, we are going to face evil of one kind of another. However, we can be comforted to know that our loving God will always be with us no matter what evil is being imposed on people.
God said "I will never leave you nor forsake you". Hebrews 13:5
To read an article of the tragedy in Norway click on the title of this post.