Where was God during the Sandy Point Massacre?

Last Friday, we were all hurting. Tragedy had struck Sandy Point Elementary, as a madman entered and took the lives of 26 people, including 20 kids.

All of us were struggling with questions, and searching for answers, trying to process this unthinkably evil act.


For those of faith (and perhaps even those not), there’s a big gaping question: where was God during this?

I can’t pretend to have all the answers. We’ll never know why God allowed this, but the fact remains… God is STILL sovereign, STILL in control, and NOTHING escapes his foresight and power.

Sadly, many Christians don’t seem to get this. Many rant about how we need prayer back in schools, how we’ve kicked God out of so much of public life, that it’s no wonder stuff like this happens when God isn’t present.

SUCH a short-sighted view. Have we forgotten everything about God?

This article by David Price was brought to my attention today on just this topic. It may not provide answers for everything, but it certainly is worth reading. Especially for those well-meaning Christians who say things out of frustration that simply make no theological sense.

Think before you rant next time, Christians.


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  1. December 20, 2012

    Proverbs 16:4 is a pretty good place to start. It means exactly what it says, too.

    The lesson of Job applies, too.

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