How do you think about God when the news comes that your second child—like your first—will be born with spina bifida?
I used to say, years ago, when people would ask how I reconciled evil and suffering with the reality of a loving God, I’d say something like, “God did not cause it, but He can use it for good.” However, that answer quickly let me down. After 6 pregnancies in 6 years, 2 ending in difficult mis-carriages, a third coming dangerously close, and 2 resulting in severe birth defects, I do not say that any more. Primarily because I don’t believe it to be true.
This video is a clip from his announcement to the church (January 29, 2012) about the diagnosis.
Gideon Joshua McPherson was born Friday night, May 4, and is fighting like a champ. You can follow the CaringBridge page here.
HT: Mark Driscoll