“Come, let us reason together . . . ” says the LORD.

(Isaiah 1:8)

Like the sun, like the seasons, like love, birth, life, and death . . . tragedy comes around again and again.

When it does, people ask the same questions again and again.

And when they do, Christians, in fear and trembling, must offer the same God-given answers again and again.

Here is an essay I wrote several years back, in which I attempted to set forth those answers concisely and comfortingly.

As we prepare to walk for a longish season beneath the shadow of the recent tsunami in Japan, my hope is that this writing will be helpful to you and to any of your friends who might be asking the age-old question: “What kind of God would allow such a thing to happen?”

To read the essay, please click here.


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