WHERE IS GOD…WHEN BAD PEOPLE ARE DOING BAD THINGS TO GOOD PEOPLE?
March 17, 2019
13 Now after the Wise Men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”
16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah: 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.”
He sat smirking and rocking on the back two legs of his chair directly across from me, the only thing separating us a beat-up metal desk, in a tiny cubicle just outside the cellblock in the basement of the county jail. He seemed quite proud, quite satisfied of the crime he had just been convicted of. He described quite glibly, quite gladly, quite graphically how he had raped and inflicted cigarette burns upon and nearly killed a 2-year-old little girl.