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When Our Whys Are Met with Silence, We Rest...

Why do the nations rage? Why do the peoples plot in vain?  These questions posed in Psalm 2:1 echo the questions many of us have been asking...often through tears. Why? Why did so many die at Sandy Hook Elementary?  Why did so many die in Aurora? Why did so many die at Virginia Tech? Why did so many die in Manhattan, in Washing DC and in the field in Pennsylvania? Why did so many die at Columbine High School? Why did so many die in Oklahoma City?  Why did so many die at Auschwitz? Why do so many die in what is supposed to be the protective and nurturing safety of the womb?  Why do the nations rage?  Why do the peoples plot in vain?

The psalmist rivets to our hearts the reality we live in. Sinners rage and plot against the purposes of God.

He has created the universe and determined to sprinkle throughout His world image-bearers. These image-bearers proclaim, by their very existence, that there is a King who rules all that is and He is YHWH. (Romans 1)

Everyone everywhere either submi…