This Blog is created and written by Chris Lockhart,an aspiring writer. He says ‘aspiring’ because he would love to write full time but as of right now he does it as a side project. A married father of 3, he is from Canada. He plays slow-pitch baseball in the summer and Chess all year round. He is a lifelong Trekkie and comic book fan. He has self-published 2 books: ‘Galactic Storms Woebegone Days’ and ‘Chris Lockhart’s Book of Blog’, both are currently available to order at Amazon
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Where is God?
A few years ago I had a spiritual awakening. I wanted to
learn about God, Jesus, The Bible, the Holy Spirit, all of that. I went to a
number of churches and became a regular at one in particular. My church family
was very welcoming, friendly and kind. I learned quite a bit during this time
and began studying the Bible. I learned a lot and feel like a better person for
having devoted so much of my time to this; I even started a short lived podcast
called ‘Faith & the Good Words’. In church and from reading the bible we
learn it is our duty as Christians to use our talent to spread the work of God
and his son Jesus Christ. Since I was a somewhat accomplished podcaster it
seemed natural to me to use my talents to spread the word.
But as time went on and I continued to see the evil in the
world on the news; then my Uncle died suddenly. He was a great man and only 61
years old; it just wasn’t supposed to happen. Then my young daughter told me
she no longer wanted to go to church. When I asked her why she told me “Why
would God let a good man like Uncle die when there are so many bad people in
the world who get to live?” And I had no answer for her.
Why do good people die and evil ones live? Why does god
create creatures that can kill us? Why are there child rapists? Why are there
rapists? Why do people starve in this world when there is enough food for
everyone? Why do the rich get richer and the poor stay poor?
Where is god in all of this? Is life but a test to qualify for heaven?