Six people are being questioned by police over the murder of a British doctor shot dead on the last day of her honeymoon in Antigua. Her husband Benjamin, also 31, is in a critical condition in hospital after he was also shot. (see article here)
My readings this morning took me to Job 24: "Why does the Almighty not set times for judgement? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?"
Job voices one of the great questions in life. How does a loving, righteous, all powerful God, tolerate injustice and sin?
The answer must lie in the wisdom of the cross. The glory of God and the wonder of the age that is to come, must somehow eclipse the horrors of mankind's depravity in this age. Only God's big story can offer a path of real hope when a woman is murdered on her honeymoon.
But this , I agree, is of small comfort to those who don't yet know Christ.
So we have some work to do. We must prayer for Benjamin's recovery and for their family and friends as they take stock & grieve. I think we should pray for justice to be served. And we must continue to call upon our God to change the hearts of men & women across the nations, that they turn 'to Him who will one day judge them'.