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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Lest We Forget: The Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse & the Sovereignty of God

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." - C. S. Lewis

Many are the plans in the mind of a man,but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. - Proverbs 19:21 ESV

When a tragedy such as this happens, it becomes easy to forget that God is sovereign. We become distracted--our vision begins to tunnel in on the pain and suffering. This can have a numbing effect; all of the wrong goes on so far and so long that we become desensitized to a God who is there and does care about humanity. We must not forget that amidst all that there is being said about having "Purpose-Driven Life", it is the purpose of God that drives all things. Even though it is hard for us to understand, especially in tragic times like these, we must take comfort and hope in the fact that even in the most tumultuous times, through the most seemingly unbearable hardships, that God has purposed it for a reason, even though the reasons may seem to escape us.

Let us also remember and pray for those who were injured and the families that have lost love ones in this tragedy. May the grace and peace of God be with them through this terrible time.

John Piper on Tragedy and the Sovereignty of God

Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die." But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips. - Job 2:9-10 ESV

"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them." - Charles C. West

Soli Deo Gloria,

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