IN CHAPEL THIS MORNING
Rev Susan continued looking at our images of God by addressing the question of Bad things happening to Good People. Susan reminded us firstly that bad things happen to all people, sometimes as a result of human activity and sometimes as a consequence of natural phenomena. The question then becomes: where is God in such suffering? Some see God as the Divine Puppeteer. Others prefer Emmanuel, the God who is with us, as this offers us hope. Susan read the poem ‘Footprints in the Sand’ and Psalm 46: ‘The Lord Almighty is with us: the God of Jacob is our fortress…Be still and know that I am God.’ In our school community we have the powerful testimony of a family that has walked with God and been upheld through a time of suffering.