Jim Denison | Denison Forum on Truth and Culture | “I was agnostic going into that concert and I’m a firm believer in God now,” Taylor Benge told CNN after surviving the Las Vegas shooting. He explained: “Because there’s no way that all of that happened and that I made it and I was blessed enough to still be here alive talking to you today.”
God has reasons we cannot understand.
When God allows or prevents the consequences of misused human freedom, he must have reasons that are consistent with his loving heart. But if he is God and we are not, it is only logical that his thoughts would be higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9). A math teacher cannot teach calculus to a toddler. Even God cannot explain what we cannot comprehend.
Here’s the good news: in heaven “I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). So will you.
I do not know why God allowed the tragedy in Las Vegas. But I do know that he redeems all he allows and that he is love. The less we understand our Father’s ways, the more we need to trust his heart.