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What Did I Do Wrong?

For a long time, I wondered what I did wrong. What did I do to deserve the death of my daughter? Was God punishing me for some unknown sin? Was He trying to teach me a lesson? Make me a better person? Was I a murderer in a previous life? Did I build up so much bad karma that it all exploded in one fateful event? Could I have prevented it if I had just prayed more, attended church more, or tithed more?
No, I don’t think God works that way, and even if he does, I didn’t deserve that level of punishment. My daughter didn’t deserve to die. My wife and other family members didn’t deserve to suffer it along with me.
I don’t have all the answers, but there is one thing I know for sure: I didn’t deserve to have my child die, and neither did you.

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