This sermon was preached for a 9/11 Sunday honoring firefighters and emergency responders on Sept. 11, 2011:
When a tragedy hits, especially a tragedy on the scale of 9/11, what's one of the first questions people ask, "Where was God at the World Trade Towers? Where was God in the hurricane or the tsunami or the earthquake? Where was God?"
Sometimes even Jesus' followers ask this question. And this is not a new. In fact, we're going to see that 2,000 years ago, 2 of Jesus' most loyal followers and closest friends, Mary and Martha asked the same question "Where were you, Lord, when tragedy was hitting our family?