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We see a man walking across the desert, beaten and bruised, with nothing but the rough coat on his back. He is a sage, a rabbi, and a scoundrel — depending on who you ask — and this man has been forced to flee his home, like so many before him, because of his faith and his ancestry. He has lost everything to this war — friends, a brother, a home — and he will lose so much more in the future, but right now, this man of God has only one question on his mind, a question burned into his skull, and it is a question that will change the shape of his country forever.
In times of great crisis, it is only natural to wonder if there truly is a God watching over us. Many who believe are forced to ask why such a God would let these terrible things happen. Who is God that he can sit idly by as his people are slaughtered? But this man is no ordinary disciple. He doesn’t doubt who God is, he knows. He has prayed to Him, worshipped Him, dedicated his life to Him. He does not doubt. Many men have come and gone claiming to be God, or sons of God, to prey on the believers for their own selfish gain, and this man has seen through them all. As he grieves for the loss of his home, he does not ask Who God is, or Why. Only one question rings through his mind, now:
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