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It is inconceivable to me that we can say, “God is in control,” when millions of people make millions of decisions every second that throw the world into utter chaos!  No, God is not “in control” as in manipulating every human being to achieve His pre-determined plan.

I believe God’s control has more to do with the natural laws of the universe, like gravity.  But extending far beyond gravity to include the natural laws of trust and integrity, as well as many, many others.  But our interaction with those laws shape our lives.

We live in a twisted, sordid universe where people’s decisions have tragic consequences.  God does not control the horrible death of two small children at the hands of their father.  God is not a murderer.

Nor does he lack compassion.  I need to remind myself often that death in this world is not the ultimate end for people.