Sunday, September 20, 2009

Why God Allows Pain

This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen...

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:
"I don't believe that God exists."
"Why do you say that?" asked the customer. "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?
Would there be abandoned children?
If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain.
I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.
He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because
if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist!
That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help.
That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."
If you think God exists, tell this to other people---
If you think God does not exist, don’t tell anyone else.

Reviewing some of my older mails, I came across this mail sent to me by a friend back in 2007. I believe and know and sometimes feel the presence of God so here it is. (The picture is my work)

8 comments:

Jeanie said...

God does exist. If He wudn't WE wudn't exist. Diz explanation does really explain God's existence and it has indeed helped me see da importance of Him in my life and I sure hope dat it helps u too. We are nothing without God...

Chicco said...

Amen to that Jeannie and thnx for following, you won't regret it.

Samuel : said...

thanks very much for this.....my frnds have asked me this very question many times but i've failed to answer this question....now i can answer them and glorify the god of heaven n earth JESUS CHRIST...thanks chicco....god bless u...

gordon z said...

Pic chu a va nalh ve, thiam hle mai.

Steve said...

Hi Chicco
I like this story and will use it when I witness, thank you, and thanks for your blessings for my website.
God bless you and your family
:)
Steve

http://getwiththeword.blogspot.com/

Chicco said...

Thanks Steve and I will frequent your blog and please let me know when your website is up.

itavi said...

Great story dude..and nice work on the picture too...(thumbs up) =)

Chicco said...

@ itavi, u're ever so kind, thanks and blessings my friend.