4 thoughts on “Quotation of the Day: The Women of Lockerbie

  1. The tragedy of flight 103 along with the recent tragedies in Missouri and New York challenges our notion of an all-powerful (omniscient) and loving God. How can such a God allow such things to happen? Were the terrorists who set off the bomb more powerful than God? This brings us face to face with our deepest darkest fears: has God abandoned us, does he really exist?
    In a recent commentary Canon Dane Boston of Trinity Cathedral gives us a clue to an answer in his commentary on the writings of the prophet Isaiah.

    “… in our reading today from Isaiah, the king of Assyria is neither impressed nor offended by God’s power. The arrogant potentate looks over his victories and says to himself, “By the strength of my own hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I have understanding.”

    But the Lord God of Israel asks, “Shall the axe vaunt itself over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him whom lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood.”

    Even the greatest king is merely a tool in the hand of God. The God we serve operates beyond our power to cajole, corral, convince, or coerce. The God we serve is carrying out his purposes, according to his timetable, for the sake of his glory. This realization may well offend us.”

    And in the tragedies of our life this realization may well sadden us, but in perspective, it should also gladden us.

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