Thought for the Week: Another tragedy left me plagued with questions about the state of humanity - By Pastor Chas Sandhu, of the Lighthouse Church

This tragedy in town made me weep - Pastor Chas Sandhu.
This tragedy in town made me weep - Pastor Chas Sandhu.

I was saddened to hear of yet another tragedy in our town last week. In fact, it made me weep.

I found myself plagued with questions about humanity and the state of the world. We read recently about the deaths of so many in France where people were just enjoying celebrations and which ended with such a tragic loss of life.

I am praying for the sons of the Hart family that God’s love will comfort and strengthen them at this time of great loss.

It seems many are faced with tragedy all over the world, but perhaps the impact to us as individuals is greater when it occurs so close to home.

It is vital that we have hope, a hope that is steadfast. There was a man named Job in the Bible. His tragedy meant he lost everything, his whole family and livelihood, yet even through this, he had hope in God.

In Job 19:25, he states: “For I know that my redeemer (my God) lives”.

There is something about hope that gives us strength to go on.

As a town and nation, we need this kind of hope.

As a Christian, I believe that our hope is in Jesus. We read in Romans 15:13(a): “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.”

Jesus gives us hope. I am praying for the sons of the Hart family that God’s love will comfort and strengthen them at this time of great loss.