I believe many saw the picture of the boy rescued from Aleppo, Syria are shocked. Even though we know it has been years that Syria is filled with violence and death, it is still unbearably heavy to see such a picture. It reveals the horrible reality and it cries out loud against the war.
We may ask the LORD the same question Prophet Habakkuk asked, “Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife and conflict abounds” Habakkuk 1:3
Let us admit that these are the questions we cannot find absolute answer. Let us also admit that we are helpless and powerless when we see normal innocent people suffer. On the other hand, by faith, we affirm the goodness of God while we acknowledge that evil is in the world. But like Prophet Habakkuk, the LORD gives us His promise: the righteous will live by faith. If we trust in our LORD Jesus, He is our Savior! We trust that He knows what is going on. He will keep and protect His loved one. We will also vindicate those who died in injustice. Indeed, He is the Savior of the world. Perhaps it is still the waiting period, but He will surely come to save!
Dear LORD Jesus, lift up those who are suffering and protect them. Give us patient. Let us keep our trust in you.
August 25, 2016