When There’s No Sense in the Suffering: Evil (Charlottesville Response)

Stories of nuclear threats, oppression of refugees, and the racist, evil actions of the white supremacist “alt-right” in Charlottesville confront us with the fact that there is evil in the world and humans are often the perpetrators of it. What kind of world do we live in? Where is God in it? What are we supposed to believe, think, and do?

The story of Job in the Bible might give us some (hard-to-swallow) comfort and direction. The story of Jesus’ disciples terrified at sea gives us similar comfort and direction.

Ultimately the story of Jesus’ resurrection, and his words to the women at the tomb and disciples represent the truth we need to hear:

Don’t be afraid. Jesus conveys to us: I am still Lord and will be Lord over the wildest evil, so stand up for what is right and good in the face of it; preach the good news.

Listen to the message from Sunday, August 13, 2017, for more: 

Image: via Variety.com

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