WHY?: Trusting God in a Suffering World
"Ultimately, Jesus did not come to Bethany that day to raise Lazarus, but to announce himself as the gospel."
In times of suffering, we sometimes cry out, "Why me?" More often, though, our cry is provoked by tragedies that happen to others’loved ones and even those in distant countries who are suddenly wiped out in devastating circumstances. We mourn the death of parents and grandparents, but the death of a child or the destruction of a populated region by storm or disease strike us as random and meaningless. The usual approach to processing such events lies between two extremes.
The first is the Stoic "stiff upper lip." Death is a natural ...