This video and a couple others were posted on their Facebook page. Again, nothing wrong with that.
The part that always makes me think is when you see or hear comments like “God is good! I am so glad y’all are ok,” and “thanking God you are both ok.” Again I agree with these statements. I am thankful that my family members are safe and that their house wasn’t destroyed. But the reality is that people just a couple blocks away did loose their houses and there are people that are not ok.
Why are Christians often really only concerned with their friends and family? I didn’t comment on the video (posted on FB) because all I could think about is what is being done for those families who did loose their house. How do we show/tell those people that God is good.
I guess there needs to be a balance between thanking God for out blessings and privileges and realizing that others are not always blessed and don’t always have the same privileges, while keeping in mind that we did not earn these blessings.
One way that I think we can address this problem is by helping those who are not as fortunate as we are and understanding that negative situations and blessings are not any indication of how good of people we are. The people whose house had a tree fall on it did not deserve that or earn it in any way. We need to remember that we are not better than others. We also need to avoid the mentality that "gee, I am glad I am not in their situation."
Any other thoughts out there? How can we avoid thinking that we deserved to be blessed? How can we be thankful and humble at the same time?
I am also curious to know how this relates to the Problem of Evil (not the Problem of Pain as posed by C.S. Lewis)...I think this might become a future post!!!