This post is in response to Nancy Drew, who wrote a response to the original post: 3 Strange But True Reasons Why God Doesn’t Feed All The Starving Children by Peter Guirguis.
I can understand where Nancy is coming from, as I also kind of felt let down by Peter’s defence. I think it was the title that made it seem so intriguing and new. But it really wasn’t anything new, like Nancy pointed out. Nancy raised some good points in her posts, that if I was an atheist, I would have nodded my head along in agreement. But like Peter, I do see the bigger picture.
“You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
I think this one liner by Jesus answers this deep question succinctly. Even though He doesn’t give a reason, it is still an answer.
Many people have wrong expectations of God. The Jews, for instance, were expectant that when the Christ came, He would deliver them from the rule of the Romans. But that wasn’t Jesus’ agenda at all. And though Jesus healed and fed many people, He didn’t heal all the sick or feed all the poor that lived in the world…