Where is God is in all of this?

Earlier today I learned that Joyce Lord, a dear friend at St Nicholas, Newchurch died yesterday afternoon. We invariably touched hands as she returned from the communion rail to her pew on Sunday mornings.

But when she died I was probably willing Sheffield Wednesday to score another goal. 
So where are my priorities?

Equally, and in the scheme of things much more importantly, where are God’s priorities, that someone younger than my wife, and sooo innocent dies of cancer?  
More inequitably, Troy Davis was murdered by lethal injection last Friday by the state of Georgia, for a crime by all accounts that he didn’t commit.

Where is God is in all of this?

Edith Piaf, a legendary French artiste, sings “I’ll miss you most of all my darling when autumn leaves start to fall” on the YouTube audio opposite. It’s a song of grief and of remembrance for both Joyce and Troy. When Autumn next comes, and for all autumns hereafter we will remember that life will henceforth be without them.

My thoughts and prayers are with both their families. 
With Joyce’s, because I knew her husband Ian personally, and because I loved both of them dearly.

With Troy’s because although I can just about get my head around God pressing the ejector button for Joyce, as for all on their deathbed, I believe there is no justification in human beings, whether individually or as a state government,  taking life.

It can only be wrong.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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