It's okay to ask 'Why?'
When tragedy strikes, it is okay to question God, to ask “Why,” a large crowd who gathered to mourn a recent tragedy was told this past Monday.
Rev. Anthony Mangun, pastor of the Pentecostals of Alexandria, said even Christ asked “Why” when he was dying on the cross.
“Why” was certainly a word on most people’s minds, if not their tongues, at the community prayer vigil for the five young victims killed in a fiery multi-vehicle accident while on a holiday trip to Disney World.
The candlelight vigil was organized by the Marksville Chamber of Commerce and held at Marksville High School’s Warren Douglas Memorial Stadium.
“There will be dark days ahead for a lot of you and for us,” U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham told the assembly.
He said whenever one gets bad news -- whether it is from a “simple country physician” like him or in this kind of tragedy -- “you must search out your family, friends, pastor or priest and lean on them.
“Most of all, trust in the Lord,” he added.
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