i ask this question not because the speed demon crashed on the expressway & suffers severe head injury. neither because the guy ate like there's no tomorrow & now suffers a heart attack.
i ask because of a 11-year-old girl who is completely paralysed from an inoperable tumour in her spinal cord. she is totally ventilator-dependant in ICU & needs to be fed & cleaned. when she's awake, you can see the emotions she goes thru - the occasional smile & grin but mostly solemn & grim. she will most likely not recover, a few doctors have concurred.
my initial reaction was that it wasn't fair for an innocent child to go through such suffering with no cure in sight.
i am searching for answers myself.
but then, there are many things we do not understand until such time that God chooses to reveal to us (deut 29:29). it's certainly not because she or her parents had done anything wrong because Jesus Himself said those who died innocently were not more guilty than others who lived (luke 13:1-5).
i then realised that it all boils down to one fact: all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (rom 3:23) & the wages of sin is death (6:23).
& the stern warning to me is this :
"But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
but that doesn't stop me from feeling sorry for the girl & her family. somehow i must try to share the Good News even if it's obvious that they are staunch believers of other faiths.