Author's Note: A lot of times, people ask how God can let bad things
happen. I wrote this in response to their questions. I know it's not
true, and I know God doesn't make mistakes, but this is what I think could
happen if God prevented some things from happening.
Once upon a time there was a bank robber. He went to a bank with a gun,
intending to shoot everyone there and steal the money.
The bank robber went into the bank, and shot at walls and windows so
everyone would know the gun was real. The robber then walked up to a
teller, put the gun against the teller's head, and pulled the trigger.
The bank robber ended up being arrested, and no one was hurt. The
miracle, which had been caught on the bank's surveillance tape, was on the
National News that night, along with interviews of the 8 people who had
been at the bank that day.
A terrorist group saw the news, and the interview with one of the
survivors, who was a member of the same religion as they were. The
terrorists saw this as a sign that they should attack their enemies, and a
week later, their plan went into action.
Once again, God intervened and the terrorists were caught before
anyone could be hurt. Unfortunately, when those terrorists were arrested,
others came to take their place. The only way to avoid bloodshed was for
all of the terrorists to either be arrested or killed.
When the world saw that there were no more terrorists anywhere in the
entire world, there was much celebration. There was also much plotting,
because one country had made it their goal for the last several years to
rid the world of terrorism. They saw God's intervention as a sign that
they were God's favored people. The leaders of that country then proceeded
to become more ambitious and try to take over the world.
The other countries of the world began amassing armies to protect
themselves. Alliances were made, and broken, and no one knew whom to
Soon, World War III had started. Nuclear weapons were used, and
millions of lives were lost. And to think, if 8 people had only died in a
senseless robbery, none of that would happen.
Sometimes we don't understand God's plan, but that doesn't mean He's