“God does not micro-manage world events or our lives”
Why?…is the first question that people ask when confronted with an event or situation that they can not explain. “Why did God let that happen”? In the wake of recent happenings, ‘the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, people asked the same question. Let me see if I can attempt to correctly explain what seems to me to be both a logical and spiritual answer. God is omnificent. He is unlimited in His creative power. God created trees and plants. He created them so that they would continue to reproduce themselves without his having to recreate them on a seasonal basis over and over again. If a fire should consume the forest God does not intervene because He has already planned for their revival. Whether the fire was an accident or not doesn’t matter. God has already arranged for their repropagation. No, the trees haven’t sinned, of course not, so there was no punishment to be meted out. It just happened and that was just chance. Happenstance. Some things just happen. Some things are good and somethings are bad. We just don’t know where, when or to whom it will happen. Please note Ecc. 9:11-12. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, aside from Jesus, wrote of this and gives his answer. Some things just happen and they happen to all alike. If this were not so and God interevened in every situation then we would not have ‘free will’. Some people chose to run in the Boston Marathon and some wished to be spectators. Their choice. There are , at times, circumstances when because of prayer or some divine purpose and reason that God will interevene. These are His decisions and I do not presume to know the mind of God. God has begun a process and we have the God given right to make our own choices. Understand that God who is omniscient knows in advance what our choice will be has not determined that choice for us but we ourself. Still, God always tries to lead us to make the correct decisions but He never forces or coerces us in any way. The choice we make is totally ours. All the more reason to decide now what our future will be. This is life…it just continues on a daily basis and just happens. Let us stop blaming God for our poor decisions. It remains true that we reap what we sow. Since our future is in ‘flux’ this is a good time to check our seed to see if we are planting what we wish our future to produce.
This is, As I See It , Roy Lamont 04-18-2013