Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. – Deuteronomy 4:39

God and War

Regardless of how you or I may feel about it, the brute fact remains: our country is at war, and has been for several years. War is a perplexing, gut-wrenching thing. It brings to the surface of our lives many of our worst fears and deepest prejudices, and along with them, some perplexing questions about God.

If that’s true for us as adults, just think about the questions that must be floating around in the heads of our children: Does God choose sides? Does He like war? Why does He allow wars to happen at all? How does God want us to think about those our country is at war with? How should we pray?

If you have a child or are close to a child, speak to him about these things. Let them see that you don’t have all the answers and that you have some of the questions he does. But most of all, assure them that God is in control and allows things to happen that we don’t understand . . . but He’s still in control.

– Steve Arterburn

History is the record of divine manifestations imperfectly understood. – Leopold Von Ranke