All the easy answers - about how God permits evil, free will, and all the rest of it -
then He asks us to pray…
Since He knew, from eternity, that that little girl would suffer like hell -
what’s the sense of praying for* anything*?
That His ‘vast, eternal plan’ included allowing this child to
suffer the rigors of hell - He can take His plan and keep it.
God made this world. He is responsible for all of these innocents.
He could stop this in an instant. But He doesn’t. Then He
is titled Merciful, Compassionate, Wonderful Counselor…
How come the Wonderful Counselor has to be informed, by His
creatures, that a 3 year old is now in a horrible situation?
Doesn’t He know? Doesn’t He care?
Big time ‘double-message’ - from the Almighty.
I wouldn’t want to disturb Him - in His glory, by asking Him to intervene,
on behalf of a 3 year old.
It’s all about Him, right? Not about that little girl.
The celestial Narcissist, who’s too busy tending to His august ego
’I"m God, you know’] to take a few moments to rescue a 3 year old
from hellish circumstances.
If this is the ‘God of mercy,’ then the definition of mercy might
need re-tooling - to reflect the actual attributes of this deity.
Out to lunch.
Or am I now to be told how Jesus suffered for 3 hours, and
I should consider God’s graciousness, in ‘saving’ us.
Tell it to that little girl.