How then are we to understand this terrible occurrence? Whenever we see innocent human beings enduring such agony, men and women of conscience ask why good people are made to suffer. When we witness 100,000 Haitians perishing so tragically, our very core senses that something terribly wrong has happened. We naturally wonder how a benevolent, moral creator could permit so much anguish.
The Bible dedicates an entire book to this difficult topic — the book of Job. After enduring one horrible challenge after another, Job turns to God and poses the eternal question, “Why?” Interestingly enough, God never answers this question. Instead, in a revelation, he tells Job that there is no way the human mind can logically understand these events.
When it comes to human suffering, there are no intelligible answers. In regards to Haiti, it is wrong for any man to play God and offer explanations for the inexplicable; we should not try to rationalize that which is beyond our comprehension.