A devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM. The death toll is staggering, 170,000-200,000 dead, countless injured and three million left homeless.
The perennial question is heard here and there. How can an all good God allow such a tragedy? Or to put it in the words of C.S. Lewis, "If the universe is so bad, or even half bad, how on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good creator?" And what does it mean when we pray, "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." (Ps 107:1)
These are valid questions which I hope to throw some light on in what follows. These answers may not be completely satisfactory to us because "God's thoughts are not our thoughts and God's ways are not our ways". Can we blame God for what happened or do have to ultimately blame ourselves?