Wednesday, September 21 at 11:08 p.m., Troy Davis was executed in Georgia for murdering Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer, in 1989. A crime that he said he was innocent of even during his final hours of life.
According to the article, “Troy Davis Executed: Controversially Convicted Inmate Maintains Innocence Until The End,” Davis said, “Speaking directly to MacPhail’s brother and son, who witnessed the execution, Davis beseeched them to continue to examine the events that night. All I can ask is that you look deep into this case so you can really find the truth” (www.huffingtonpost.com).
For years there have been many efforts to stop this execution but to no avail. Now left behind are family, friends and those who look on his death as an injustice and ask the question why did God allow this to happen after so many prayers have gone forth?
In our every day lives, how do we deal with bad stuff that happens such as death, sickness or a job loss after we’ve prayed earnestly for God to make it better?
Richard “Mr. Clean” White penned our answer in a song when he wrote, “What God Allows” (www.lyricsmania.com). And the lyrics go like this.
Accept what God allows
You’re better off anyways
Face the facts and you will never stray
Turn your faith a loose
He’ll bring you out and give you all the proof
So don’t question God, just accept what God allows
We all go through life asking the question, why?
Why all these burdens, why when loved ones dies
Why do I have to worry, why do I have to cry
When I know Jesus, He’s gonna fix it all by and by
Accept what God allows,
Even when you don’t understand accept every trial
Accept even now, He’ll give you a smile
Put it in his hands, He has a master plan,
Your trial is but a stepping stone
It will lead you Heavenly home
Meditation: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
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