Why God?

One of the deepest apologetic questions we can ask about the Christian faith is why God would allow bad things to happen to good people? (We don't mind if bad things happen to bad people). Why is there unnecessary pain and suffering in the world? This FACT of human history points us to believe that karma really CANNOT exist, reveals the messiness of our understanding of the world being fair and questions the very nature of our God being truly good.

When things aren't going our way, we question God's goodness.  But how many times to we ask God why He is good? 

Why God would you be so good as to allow me to breathe my next breath?

Why God would you be so good as to hold me together in your hands, and give daily strength and health to my bones?

Why God would you be so good as to give me a veracity of attitude to choose to believe in the face of any set of circumstances in life?

Why God would you be so good as to give us the beauty of the stars, the majesty of the heavens and the handiwork of your glory?

Why God would you be so good as to intricately knit together all that we see in creation so that our hearts may glory in your creative powers?

Why God would you be so good as to give us coping systems in our bodies, such as the tylenol like medicine that is released in our bodies when we shed a tear?

Why God would you be so good as to make a human baby so precious in our sight that we cannot help but deeply love it for years and be so profoundly connected to it before we have to correct it as a child and as it grows older and encounters it's own choices?

Why God would you be so good as to have given us so much mental capacity to grow and learn and dream?

Why God would you be so good as to fill our lives with friendship and family that love us and care for us?

Why God would you be so good as to give us a deep impression of your nearness when we read the Scriptures, bow in prayer or gather together in a local Church?

Why God would you be so good as to give us a fulfilling feeling that our sins are forgiven when we turn to you in the Name of Christ?

Why God would you be so good as to send your one and only Son Jesus to walk among us as one of us, and give His life in perfect obedience - bearing our sins on Himself so that we might be free?

King David did this once.  It's a Psalm we should stand our life on. "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him.  Oh Lord, our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8, NIV).