This is an excellent article from Gospel Taboo on an often misunderstood verse.
A tragic accident.
The night he died it stormed. My wife and I were restless, weeping, and holding each other closely. I remember pleading with God in my distress, “Why didn’t you send these rains just a few hours earlier? He wouldn’t have been outside! This nightmare never would have happened! Why did you allow it to happen this way, God?!”
My unchangeable circumstances made my cries feel hollow.
It’s now been nearly five years since my wife and I joined the unique fraternity of parents who have lost a child. To spare the horrendous details, what began as a seemingly picturesque day ended with us leaving the triage unit of the local Children’s Hospital without our son. No amount of prayers or medical practitioners could resuscitate him. We were thrust into a different dimension. Everything we thought we knew about our lives, our God, and our faith immediately came into question … READ MORE