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God Suffers With Us

Fred1666 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 7:13 AM
That was a great column. While the pain we feel for the suffering and loss of our loved ones is a real and normal process that can include a temporary loss of faith, what often sustains us is hope. That hope is based on the knowledge that this life on earth is only a small peice of our life. I think God sees us from an eternal point of view. The premature death of people does not bother God since He knows death is not the end of our existence.
I can't imagine anything more painful for a person than the loss of one's child, and so I won't pretend that I can adequately express the horror of the savage murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

When such tragedies occur, most of us engage in sober reflection about the preciousness of life and especially of our own loved ones. As much as we hurt for the families who lost children at the hands of this murderer, we thank God our children are safe.

But we know it can happen to any parent; these victims did absolutely nothing to provoke this...

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