On Monday’s BreakPoint broadcast, I suggested that Friday’s shooting in Connecticut should lead Christians first of all to deep grieving at the terrible evil that stole the lives and the innocence of so many children. But I wasn’t suggesting that there’s not a time for serious debate. In fact, whether we like it or not, this incident will force the debate on many issues that are uncomfortable.
In these debates, Christians need to be there. But, please let’s leave the one-liners at the door. I’ve been deeply bothered by one answer to the question “Where was God?” that suggests we kicked God out of schools and He doesn’t go where He’s not invited. It’s deeply flawed theologically. God goes wherever He wants and does whatever He wills. He was there, because God consistently makes himself present in the midst of human suffering.
That’s the God revealed in Scripture. Immanuel. He’s with us. Even now. For thePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.