From Pastor Randy's Sermon on 4/21/2013
How true. When despicable and senseless tragedy hits us, the voice of fear and doubt says, so where was God in any of this? If God is all powerful then why didn't God prevent this from happening?
Then we remember that we (as CS Lewis said) live in enemy occupied territory. True, most Americans do not live with the daily background sounds of gunfire, explosions and keening voices. However, the possibility of tragedy is with us every single day. And in recent days, tragedy has erupted and traveled in shockwaves, and we are reminded of our vulnerability.
In our most vulnerable moments we are called to look and listen for the sights and sounds of hope. They are there -- they beckon to us and gather us into heart of God.
It is not easy. It never has and never will be. But our faith assures us that it is possible -- Nothing and no one can ultimately snatch us from the hand of God.