Thursday, August 02, 2007

Minnesota bridge collapse

I'm sure you've read about the tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota.
My prayers are with the families of the persons who were killed or injured.
Such events often bring questions like why did God allow this to happen, or why were certain persons killed and not others. In Jesus' day, something similar happened when the tower of Siloam fell, killing 18 bystanders. Some people asked Jesus what evil they had done to deserve such a fate. But Jesus asked them in return, "Do you think those 18 were more evil than the other inhabitants of Jerusalem?" Answering his own question, he said, "No, but if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!"

God wasn't punishing the people who died. But Jesus took the occasion to remind people that we all have to repent or we will ultimately end up badly. Tragic events happen all the time. They can serve as reminders that life on earth is short, so the wise person lives with a view to eternal life.

1 comment:

Ken said...

Could someone please provide me with an email address for the support organisation for the victims of the bridge disaster so that I can send them a Blessing from God certificate from the website

Like many others, I know they will appreciate the comfort and security of receiving a Blessing from God.