Sunday, July 22, 2012

In the midst of tragedy, let's put the "Why?" aside.

In Aurora, CO this past weekend, a young man opened fire inside a packed movie theater.  A dozen lives were lost, and many more were wounded.  Even if this gunman offers an explanation (which he hasn't at the time of this writing), the question "Why?" will instinctively come to mind.  There's nothing wrong with asking this question, but there's nothing productive about asking it either.  The scriptures make it clear that wickedness abounds because of our rebellion against God.  In a word: SIN (Rom. 5:12, Eph. 2:2).  The answer is simple, but for most it isn't satisfying in a time like this.

Ultimately, until Christ returns and sin is no more, we will always have tragedy.  So let us not focus on asking "Why?", but instead let us ask ourselves, "Am I prepared for tragedy to strike?"