Sunday we reflected on tragedy, and what we turn to when tragedy comes. Sometimes tragedy surprises us, and sometimes we see it coming. The destruction by Babylon was that type of moment - some were surprised and thought their military and diplimocy and religion would save them from the great Empire. Others new that Babylon was simply too powerful, and some of them actually believed Babylon was a tool used by God to remind the Jews that they were not as perfect and special as they believed.
Job is probably the book that questions God's intentions the most. Are we simply living a bet between God and the devil? Do we really know what God intends for us, and can our current actions completely dictate the future?
In the end we read Psalm 23, and asked ourselves - who do we turn to when tragedy comes? Who do we turn to when someone has cancer? Who do we turn to when we breakup with a friend? Who do we turn to when we fail a test, or break a leg, or simply are not doing well?
May the church be one of the places we can turn to, and may we know prayers to help give us peace in times of turmoil and tragedy.