Monday, September 10, 2007

hopeful

 

I am really tired tonight but I cant seem to fall asleep. I decided to get on here for a couple of minutes. Someone e-mailed me this so I thought I would share it with everyone. I had a really hard day but i just hoope tomorrow will be better.

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Where Was God on 9-11-01?

"Where have you laid him?" he [Jesus] asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him."1

The question: Where was God when my baby sister died suddenly? ... When my husband died in the prime of life? ... When my child was kidnapped, murdered, and raped? The question is as old as Job and as fresh as today. So many asked where was God on this day
September 11, 2001—when terrorists destroyed the New York trade towers and smashed into the Pentagon killing some three thousand people.

So where was God? God was and is where he always was and is. He was present. He knew it all. He saw it all. And I believe that as Jesus wept when his friend Lazarus died, so also he wept grievously on this tragic day as he does when all senseless tragedies happen.

Did God cause it to happen? No, never! Did he know it would happen? Yes, he did. Why didn't he stop it? And why didn't he stop Hitler massacring millions of Jews and why didn't he stop Stalin and others who have slaughtered millions? And why doesn't he stop rapists, kidnappers, and murderers ... and terrorists ... and suicide bombers ... and all wars?

For the simple reason that he has given mankind a free will to choose—either to follow and obey Him or to go our own sinful, and often evil way. It's mankind's choice. It is every single individual's choice. God never created or wanted puppets on a string. We all have been given a free will. The fact is that God is where he always was. He never left us. We, as a human race, left him. When tragedies occur, the question should not be, "Where is God?" but "Where are we?"

However, when we choose and go the way of evil, the heart of God grieves ... in fact, because God cared for and loved us so much is why he gave his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and deliver us from evil and from sin's eternal consequences—hell and eternal separation from him
the source of all love and life.

Yes, Jesus wept on this day in 2001, and I believing he grieved with the thousands of others who also grieved on this day because their heart was torn with grief
—and he still grieves with all who are suffering today and every day because of mankind's acts of senseless evil.

As the hymn writer expressed in words to this effect:

   Does Jesus care?
   O yes he cares,
   I know he cares,
   His heart is touched with my grief,
   The long hours weary
   So sad and dreary
   I know my Savior cares.

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I hope everyone enjoyed that. I hope everyone is doing good. I am going to go now and hopefully be able to sleep. Thank you to everyone who has been there for me. Nite....Christine

4 comments:

manda2177 said...

I thank you for sharing that... you are in my prayers, today and always.  Keep your chin up girl... you have a lot of support out there.

God Bless-
Amanda

jhorky said...

You out did yourself Christine.  That was wonderful.  I am back to stay.
Lucille

bojgill4375 said...

Awww that is cute.. the mice and the cat! lol That is very good. Explains it well. Hope you get some sleep and have a wonderful day tomorrow. All of you are in my prayers, Janie

jhorky said...

Hey Christine, if you go to my link that you did yesterday to visit my journal, things are a little different.  Click in the blue printing slightly above Spunky`s head where it says something like 'Lucillehorkys public gallery or pictures" something like that.  I added more pictures'  Lucille