Sunday, May 11, 2014

With Respect

The world is indeed a nasty place. Amongst the most despicable of recent atrocities is the abduction of 276 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria.
I may differ with the Obamas in most ways, but I appreciate Michelle Obama adding her voice to those keeping attention on this horrific evil act.
What brings this home to me is that one of the missionary efforts my church has a part in
is a school for girls being built in the Ivory Coast region of Africa. Our school there has seen opposition from those who do not want girls to be educated.
The perpetrators in the Nigerian abduction is allegedly a group called Boko Haram.
So, what is Boko Haram?
"The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad"
Hardcore Muslim terrorists.
Say what you will about Christianity, we encourage education for all, male and female.
You might ask, "Where is God in this? How can He allow such things to happen if he is a loving God?"
God is right where He has always been, and He allows what He does, whether it's en masse abductions or the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire nearly 100 years ago
or the death of a child by accident yesterday...He allows what He does for His own purposes which I,
which we cannot understand.
But there is justice with God. Members of Boko Haram will stand before Him in Judgement, and they will answer for their sins concerning all that they did in their lives.

1 comment:

Doug said...

About the photo-I know that many internet wits have already made over Michelle Obama's sign to say all kinds of things.
I do such humor on occasion, but not in this case.
Next year will mark 100 years since the Islamic Ottoman Empire began the Armenian Genocide I mentioned. To this day those in the Turkish government refuse to admit that such a genocide took place. They could even lay it off on the defunct Ottoman Empire...but no. Turkey says it never happened.