I ran across this article on ChristianHeadlines.com and wanted to share it with you and add a comment or two. While I totally agree with Billy Graham’s assessment of the situation about terrorism around the world and where God is, in all of it, I also would like to add that if you are not a Believer in Jesus Christ, this will most likely make no sense to you at all! If you are not a Believer in Jesus Christ you will not be able to make sense of the grace that our marvelous God pours out on us each and every day.
I was reading my devotion this morning from ‘Jesus Calling’ by Sarah Young and it was talking about how to be happy in all things. How it is truly the Light of ‘His’ presence in a Believer in Jesus’ life that allows us to overcome the sting of adversity in our lives. We learn to give thanks regardless of our feelings and Jesus gives us joy in all circumstances.
This is a feeling that only comes from and that you can only get when you Believe in Jesus Christ! Please read article below and leave me your thoughts on it. Thanks and may God bless!
Evangelist Billy Graham has answered the timeless question “Where is God when terrorism happens” in a Charisma News article.
The world-renown pastor wrote, “If we only look at the bad things in the world, we might conclude God doesn’t care about us. But what do these wars and other tragedies point to? They point us to another reality: the reality of human sin.”
He continued, “They tell us something is radically wrong with the world and that ‘something’ was caused by our rebellion against God.”
Graham said that God is loving and “all-powerful,” though acts of terrorism would lead us to believe that He is not in control.
“How do I know God loves us? I know it because Jesus Christ demonstrated God’s love by coming down from heaven to defeat sin,” he wrote. “By His death and resurrection, Christ defeated Satan and someday the final battle will be won and sin will be destroyed forever. The Bible says, ‘The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work’ (1 John 3:8).”
He also said that the question has been debated by theologians for years, but we cannot understand God’s plan as humans.
“Remember: God is far greater than we are, and we’ll never fully understand some things about Him until we get to heaven. The apostle Paul said, ‘Now I know in part; then I shall know fully’ (1 Cor. 13:12).”
Article Source Publication date: November 23, 2015