God does help

From Rev Gav

Nov 21 20:24pm

I hear what you’re saying. I remember looking through the old parish church records from the 1800s and the births, baptisms, and deaths and the number of children who died within their first few years was harrowing. I remember one wall plaque where a family lost five children all under the age of ten. The pain and suffering they experienced is beyond anything I can imagine.

Yellow fever was just awful. They isolated people, not realising it was the mosquitoes that carried the disease. So many suffered and died.

Like you, I don’t know why God allows suffering (although I did write about it here: but I do know that he calls us to be part of the solution. What could be more godly work than alleviating the suffering of others?

I suppose, visiting such cemeteries, is sobering and gives us cause to give thanks for the privileges we experience today. x

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