It took a tragic accident for me to come to the realization that God is not to blame when someone dies. A few years back a good friend of my son was badly injured in a freak accident. While he lay in the hospital, dozens of his friends gathered outside his room in a prayerful vigil. Among them were probably some who hadn't prayed in a while.
But the young man died anyway. I was so angry with God!! How could He ignore this opportunity to reel some of the strayers back in, my son included? It was the perfect time, in my mind, to perform a miracle. But He chose not to, or did He?
(To prevent this from being too long, I will continue this in another post.)