When White Privilege Question Almighty God: Why Would God Allow Such A Tragedy To Occur?
Reader, the above question is from a Christian columnist for the Iowa-based Telegraph Herald. It seems like the columnist is having a hard time reconciling why God would allow such a tragedy to occur to a devout Christian family who was about to go abroad to spread the Gospel. I believe God is the final arbiter in the affairs of man.
God doesn't owe us an explanation or reason for anything He asks us to do. We can never put God in the position of owing us ANYTHING! When unspeakable tragedy and incompressible loss occur, we are saddened, angry, even vengeful and we are full of questions. Why would God allow this atrocity? How can God bring good from such sadness? How should I pray in this time of great suffering?
Anyhow, Jamison and Kathryne Pals and their three children were about to embark on a long-term mission trip to Japan when they were all killed in a traffic accident. Why would God allow such a tragedy to occur?