Tonight, as I rapidly walk the treadmill at our local Planet Fitness, I spy a headline from CNN (The self-proclaimed, Central News Network). The headline reads: Church-goers Saved From the Tornado By the Grace of God. (Did I fall asleep and wake up in the days of the new Constantine?)
I avoid the news at home because it tends to invigorate me to an unacceptable point. Also, I am intentionally considerate of my younger children, who I am with nearly always, not wishing to subject them to a constant barrage of suggestions for how they should think about the current events. I avoid channels allowing commercials for similar reasons.
But I don’t suppose it my right to suggest these same strategies to Planet Fitness to aid their fully adult, and hopefully engaged and thoughtful patrons.
Now to the original intent of this post- exactly how is it that CNN knows the mind of God so very well? Did He drop in for a quick visit with Ted Turner and explain Himself?
Dear Families and Friends of the eight who were killed due to the storm, please know that Our Bible states plainly that God rains on the just and the unjust and that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts, His ways higher than our ways… please know that He is for every man, though He does specifically bless His saved children with eternal life and many other things. Many choose to be an enemy of God, but God is the enemy of no man.
In truth, we have no idea why God spared those He spared and took those He took. So what? He is God and we are not.
Please accept the sympathy of this Jesus-loving, church-goer over your loss, and may God be with you to comfort and help you in your tremendous grief.
Copyright 2017. L.L. Shelton.