It is easy to feel hopeless and powerless in the light of such events. We cannot make sense of them, because they are senseless. The human mind wants to find a reason for why these things happen. Sometimes, we can see evil at work,
sometimes although, bad things do just happen.
We might also ask “Where is God in all of this?”
We are still only halfway through the process for finding out what our Bedrock Beliefs are at MCC Newcastle. However, in our discussions so far, a common thread is that God is always with us, always present, always faithful, always.....
We may not always feel God’s presence, we may grow angry at God for not acting, or for not responding to our
prayers in a timely manner, or in the way we envisage. What also seems to be true though, is that when things are tough or even tragic for us, as a community, or as individuals, we rely on the fact that God is still with us,
that God is always.....
So where is God in all of this? God is in the midst of it, working through people, just like us, to help those affected by these terrible events.
Let us keep all who are suffering in our prayers this week.