Here’s a random thought, inspired by the ideas of William Craig, an international theologian and apologist who spoke at Westwinds last year:
Me understanding the reason behind what happened to Chase may be comparable to an ant understanding why I-75 was built. It’s just beyond either of our comprehensions.
Craig had used a similar analogy when discussing the possibility of other life forms in our universe. He said that if there were other life forms out there–and they had the cabability of traveling to meet or invade us–it’s quite likely that they would be at a higher state than us and we wouldn’t be able to even fully comprehend their presence.
Craig’s example: ants build their homes and whatever in the earth and then we humans come through and tear things up and pour cement and drive cars here and there. Do the ants have ANY idea what is going on? Not really. They just know their home got messed up and they go about fixing it.
I think I’m in a similar situation, though slightly better off. Things are messed up a bit and I have no idea what is going on. I can’t fully comprehend it. But I CAN trust in the one who’s ultimatly in charge and know he’s promised that it’s going to turn out ok.
The ants are just screwed. They can’t put faith in the government to have their best in mind when building new highways.