Where Was God? Where Are You?

My second reblog today. The first, confronting a misunderstanding of Scripture and what it teaches. This one, confronting a misunderstanding of God’s versus our own culpability and responsibility.
Disclaimer: this one is harder to read, but just as important. Thank you, Anthony.

Daniel

The Recovering Legalist

The Phone Call

I will never forget the phone call my wife answered early that morning of January 16, 2006 – fourteen years ago today. It was the kind of phone call that scars you for the rest of your life, making every other call that comes in the middle of the night one you’re afraid to answer.

The phone rang, my wife answered, and all I could hear were screams coming from the receiver. What could finally be understood through the uncontrollable crying were words one’s brain has a hard time processing…”They’re dead!

It was a murder-suicide.

Back to Chattanooga

In just a few hours, or less, my wife and I had left western Kentucky and were in Chattanooga (we broke a few speed limits). By the time we arrived the bodies were gone, but not the results of the shooting. It was a sight nothing on television…

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