I bought a DVD movie going on the title alone. I had never heard of the movie. It is called Love Comes Softly. It stars Katherine Heigl ( Gray's Anatomy) and Oliver Macready. It is about a young woman and her husband who travel west in a wagon train. When they finally reach their land, her husband dies in a freak accident the same day they arrive. The young widow is laying across her husbands grave in the pouring rain, and is approached by a widowed neighbor man with a young daughter with the proposition for her to marry him. He wants to give his young daughter a mother if only for the winter, and promises to send the widow back east in the spring. In a daze, she accepts (the preacher that performed the funeral for her husband was leaving the next day and wouldn't return until the next year)
Anyway, it turned out to be a really sweet movie. At one point in the movie when the man "Clark" mentions praying for guidance, "Marty" says something to the effect that why does he pray to a God that would allow bad things to happen to them. He lost his wife, she, her husband. He had the most eloquent way of explaining just perfectly why bad things happen. Considering all of the bad things in the news lately, I thought it was especially poignant. So much so, that I wrote it down verbatum
On why God would allow bad things to happen.
From the movie Love Comes Softly
“Missy could fall down and hurt herself even if
I’m walking right there beside her. But that
doesn’t mean that I allowed it to happen.
She knows with a father’s unconditional love,
I’ll pick her up and I’ll carry her. I’ll try to
heal her, I’ll cry when she cries, and I’ll rejoice
when she is well. In all the moments of my life,
God has been right there beside me. The truth of
God’s love is not that He allows bad things to happen,
it’s his promise that He will be there with us when