Why do these random deaths happen? Are they a punishment?
Jesus says no.
When asked about those who died in a political massacre and a tower accident, Jesus said the victims were no worse than others who didn't die.
Instead, He told his listeners to think about something more important than physical death. He warned them to repent and save themselves from spiritual death (Luke 13:1-5).
Random deaths occur daily, and we don't understand the reasons. But, hopefully, they make us think about eternity because we fully understand the cause of spiritual death.
Next time we see a tragic news story or hear of a friend's untimely death, let's pray for our friends and family who don't know Jesus.
Giving in to Our Children is a short post I wrote about an important subject to parents. It explains that when we give in to our children we actually make them resistant to the Gospel.