With recent violent events, doubt of God finds a well worn path into hands clenched in prayer. It also feeds a disparate clarion call to atheism. Both perspectives distill down to an Ancient Prosecutor ironically pointing a finger proclaiming, “Why would God allow evil?” The air-time through social debate continues to rage exploding to a fevered pitch while ignoring the simple physics of an opposite and equal question, “Why would God allow good?” As if “good” simply generates itself and abstract evil is the only worthwhile conversation.
Is that really fair or at least logical? I would wager everything I “possess” in challenging the now prayerfully wounded or skeptical hearts in daring to consider when good things happen. If this contemplation was allowed equal entrance into the weary conscience, fearlessness would replace doubt allowing depthless diving of thought into the ever-expanding nature of a loving God.
So, let’s take a breath in both good and bad times an remember His hope in the logos, “Be still and know I am God.”