A woman came to visit me once, whose son had been brutally murdered in a massacre. She asked me how she could possibly believe in God, when He allowed this, and had allowed massacres in the past. I quoted the Scriptures: "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him" (Tanakh), or: "Even if he kills me, I will hope in him" (CSB). The prophets asked God why He allowed certain things, and God gave them answers, too. I heard a sermon this morning on one such answer. Ultimately, though, there may be no answer at all. Even then, we are expected to trust in Him. It is unconditional. OBSERVATION: I think, though, that the cruellest message is this: that God was not in it.