“While everyone was asleep, his enemy came.” (Matthew 13:25)
Does God sleep? Sometimes God appears to sleep, and the Enemy sows weeds.
One of the questions our contemporaries ask us: How can you believe? When bad things happen all the time, and God does nothing? How can you believe in such a silent, absent, sleeping God?
The Enemy has sown weeds up and down the face of the earth. Smog chokes the air. No jobs for people with Masters degrees. More refugees living in squalid camps right now than at any time in recorded history. More conflict, less understanding. Immigrant children unwelcome. Unborn children unwelcome. Gridlock here, bombs exploding there. Hope on the wane.
And all the while, God sleeps—as the Scriptures themselves, in a parable told by the Son of God, relate!
Do we have a sleeping God Who doesn’t care? Who lets good people get cancer, because He can’t be bothered?