June 30, 2010
A family in Hudson Falls NY USA is bearing a cross no one should ever be forced to carry.
Six children perished in a deadly house fire.
Yet one of the things that still makes the USA a great nation is how charity can spontaneously
erupt at a moments notice. A fund has been established and a fund raiser has been set up
to aide the survivors of this tragedy.
Fox 23 Albany has the story
It’s times like this when we want to ask, “Where was God?
“Why did He allow this to happen?”
That’s a good question!
It seems the hardest price God has to pay in granting humanity free will is that He had to also allow the consequences to occur resulting from our choices.
As a result of Adam and Eve’s wrong choice they lost paradise and became vulnerable to all the forces of nature. Their offspring became so wicked that generations later God destroyed the earth in a flood. Everyone perished except for Noah’s family.
Centuries later after God scattered humanity after The Tower of Babel He chose one man Abraham to found His chosen people Israel out from whom would come the Messiah, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Although He was The Son of God, He rejected royalty and obeyed His Father God to suffer the worst this awful world could dish out and become the sin offering for the world while dieing on a Roman cross.
But after Good Friday came Easter morning and the witness of the empty tomb. By the power of The Holy Spirit and the witness of the apostles the gospel rapidly spread throughout The Roman World and The Church was established.
When God’s people obey The Holy Spirit the The Real Church becomes “The Salt of the Earth” and “The Light of the World.”
As a result if nations and leaders listen to the true church (Which is Not just one human organization BTW) people can be blessed. When nations and leaders persecute the church evil reigns. Yet for some reason The church always seems to grow the fastest when it has the most against it. How ironic.
So where was God at a time like this? He’s right with family and the community grieving along with them. We the church, as God’s people are now His hands that reach out, His arms that embrace, and His feet to move and accomplish His Will.
We are all called to carry each others burdens like The bible says we should. We’re to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.
One day Our Father God will say
On that day The Son will come again in order to establish His Kingdom on the earth. In that day death, Hell, and the evil one will get what’s coming to them.
For this family in Hudson Falls, that day can’t come soon enough.
Please join me in praying for them.