Thursday, September 07, 2006

“Why did God do this to me?”

AP, Sept. 6, 2006

The 44-year-old co-pilot, and sole survivor of Comair Flight 5191 that crashed in Kentucky last week (killing 49 people) asked his family from his hospital bed, “Why did God do this to me?”

He can move only his head, and has been in and out of consciousness. He is off a ventilator but will continue to be hospitalized for several more weeks with facial and spine fractures, a broken leg, foot and hand, three broken ribs, a broken breastbone and a collapsed lung.

In response to his question of “why did God do this to me?,” his mother told him, “It was not God. It was just an accident.”

What would you say to this co-pilot in answer to his question? What would you say to his mother about her response?

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At 9/07/2006 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although all things do have to pass by God's sovereignty, He is not the author of "bad" things. God is good and all that comes from Him is good. It is sin that is the progenitor of "bad". He will use all things in trying to teach us so consider that He wants you to learn from Him through this. Seek Him and allow Him to teach you that you can trust Him, even through this kind of horrible situation..


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