I came across this in my archives and thought I'd share it. It addresses that age old question of why God allows bad things to happen to people. Dave (the Sunday school teacher) was reading out of a book by Phillip Yancy where he makes this analogy: Say you were to meet your friend at an appointed place and time and they didn’t show up….chances are (depending on the friend, of course) when they didn’t show up you would assume something happened beyond their control because otherwise they would be there or have called. You think that based on your relationship with that person and the trust you have built and your years of experience. So it is with God….instead of getting angry with Him when something bad happens or He doesn’t step in to save you when you think He should, maybe something we don’t yet know or understand has prevented that action. We spend so much time trying to make sense of this question and compartmentalize God and maybe it's just this simple.