Jim Bratt is away today. We thank Angie Mabry-Nauta for blogging today.
“Dear God?” nine-year-old Sophia petitioned. Her voice was more purposeful last night than it usually is when she says her bedtime prayers.
“Please help the people in Oklahoma,” she continued. “I know that there are seven mothers who are very sad because they lost their children in the tornado. There are also many other mothers who are rejoicing because their children were found alive. Whether the mothers are sad or happy, please be with everyone in [Moore] because everything that they have was destroyed by that huge twister. Please, God. Please be with the people of Oklahoma. Amen.”
She gets to ask one question after we have prayed. Anything she is curious about is fair game. I waited with baited breath.
The theodicy question is coming, I thought. She will ask why God let the tornado come and hurt so many people.