Moral Outrage and God’s Sovereignty

Brothers and sisters in the Lord~

It’s been almost two weeks now since the tragic ferry disaster took place in the waters of South Korea. Some 250 16 and 17-year-old high school students have died and the grieving of the survivors (about 70 students), family and friends still continues on.

But there’s not just grieving. There’s also moral outrage. Why is that? One picture captures it well: the picture of the captain abandoning ship while hundreds of his passengers were still on board. People have responded with shock and anger. The president of South Korea described the crew’s actions as being “like murder.” I read one article which gave this example: “An aunt of one of the students victims told me how ‘ashamed’ she was that this could happen in South Korea. She is so upset, she just wants to leave the country.” Continue Reading