God was mourning over the dead, the persecuted, those whose minds were scrambled with the lust for power.
God was suffering along with every humiliation and each act of violence.
God was weeping over the lost souls who were hurled namelessly into eternity.
WHY DID GOD JUST SIT BACK AND LET IT HAPPEN? WHY DIDN’T HE STOP IT?
WHY? The answer to the question is not snappy, nor is it smug and self-satisfied. It is hard to explain and hard to understand. But it has to do with love that is really LOVE.
God created man to be loved by HIM and to be able to give love in return. Love must always be a choice.
God made man to have the power to choose Peace, to choose Humility and Righteousness…
But man has chosen Hatred, War and Pride.
GOD MOURNS OVER OUR POOR CHOICES, BUT HE WILL NEVER VIOLATE OUR RIGHT TO DECIDE.
In the world that we, mankind, have collectively chosen to live in, it was a set of historical decisions that permitted the Third Reich to prosper. Decisions to Play dumb”…to “not care”…decisions to look upon the misery of fellow human beings as “someone else’s business” and not our own.
LIKE CAIN, WE HAVE SHRUGGED AND RETORTED, AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER?
We have responded to the privilege of decision-making, with a timeline full of irresponsible choices. And we ask,
WHERE WAS GOD?