Wayne's back from his trip to Spain and Rome and shares with Brad some of his experience there, especially an intense discussion with people who have been involved in great tragedy or suffered prolonged sexual abuse by a relative. Their question, how do we convince people God is a loving God when he allows such horrible things to happen to them? What came out of that conversation was the power of simply saying, "I don't know," and surrendering our need to be on God's public relations staff. Helping people learn to live loved is not a matter of finding logical answers to their deepest questions but simply introducing them to the Abba Father whose incredible love engages our lives. He doesn't always answer our questions or honor the false dichotomies we set up, but his love enveloping our heart make the questions irrelevant. Tragedy doesn't disprove his love; his love is greater than our tragedies. Only God can make that clear.
Dan Mayhew's book, The Butterfly and the Stone: A Son. a Father. God's Love On A Prodigal Journey
The Ongoing Challenges in Kenya