A lot of people are wondering why, if this was indeed a miracle, why the children of Sandy Hook or starving children are not saved.
Well, I'm a firm believer in miracles. I wouldn't be alive today without the impossible happening in a situation where the doctors were astounded that
I survived without brain damage, let alone survived at all.
I can propose a sequence of answers, but I can't guarantee it is what the skeptics want to hear:
1. Disease, death, sin, starvation, birth defects etc. are all realities of this world. It is a broken world. If you believe in God, you understand
that he is not the author of evil. Mankind's fall (not necessarily literal Genesis) brought evil about. If you don't believe, well... You can't blame
Him and must just accept that it is a reality of our world.
2. Since these things are a reality of our broken world, God saving everyone (in this life, hint hint) would defeat the purpose of having given
mankind free will.
3. Saving SOME people, however, would not defeat the purpose of free will, and thus these situations would exist as miracles--a testament to His
existence and love in the midst of our broken world, when something much worse would have happened without His intervention.
4. I think virtually every Christian would agree with me when I say that ultimately, it does not fit the character of God for tragedies such as Sandy
Hook to be the end for those innocent people. Whether that means they pass on to Heaven, or receive another chance, I have absolutely no idea. I have
faith, however, that a perfectly loving and just God certainly would not abandon people in these situations. (I would prefer if this one doesn't get
What's interesting to note is Jesus' healings in the Gospels:
1. Unless I am mistaken, Jesus does not heal any individual who does not come to Him to be healed out of faith.
2. An outrageous amount of people come to be healed by Him, but Jesus, though He could have healed everyone on Earth, did not.
What's key here is the action on the part of the individual who needs healing. THEY must come to HIM.
Jesus didn't care if the person was a Jew or Gentile, how much they had sinned in the past, or what illness/ailment plagued them--if they showed Him
faith, He healed them or their loved ones.
God wants us to seek Him and have a relationship with Him. Perhaps this has something to do with miracles today, then?
Lastly, I'd like to remind everyone that the Pharisees saw Jesus do miracles in person and did not believe that He was the Son of God. They attributed
His power to demons and ultimately helped fulfill His plan to redeem the world on the Cross by having him trialed and executed.
So, in other words... I have a hunch that if God had been healing all the sick and needy and endangered all along, non-believers would think it was
some scientific phenomenon. If it started happening all suddenly, people would believe it was aliens or demons, or just start asking God why He's
healing people now but not in the past.
The point is, a miracle isn't a miracle if it happens all the time. And God solving all of our problems would never lead to the world believing and
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