Letter: The faithful are not exempt from tragedy

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This is in response to Ronald Hopkins’ letter in Sunday’s paper about whether God protects only some of those who pray for protection.
The Lord is real. It is faith that keeps you going through murders, accidents that leave you totally disabled, and the loss of your family members and friends. We all have a time to be born and a time to die.
How arrogant we would be to say: “I believe in God, so nothing bad is ever going to happen to me or my family.”
Oh, we’d be on the devil’s list then. Read the Bible. The devil will throw you grief in a heartbeat and hope you come back to him, blaming God.
I am 74 years old, and if I ever wrote a book, no one would believe it. I lost my husband, father and aunt on the same day in 1978. In 1988, my 17-year-old son was paralyzed in a wreck. He is now 47, totally disabled, and loves the Lord. In 1992, my 23-year-old son was murdered in the line of duty as a sheriff’s deputy.
If I did not believe in God, I would not be here today.
We should all be on someone’s praying list. God sent me a Christian friend who prays for me and my son Billy Dale whenever I call. He prays right then, because God sent him.

Myra McCants