The rape epidemic in our country claimed another victim last weekend as Anene Booysen was brutally gang-raped and murdered.

So where was God, and how could a good God allow this to happen? There’s too much to say here but my simplest and most honest response is that I don’t know why God didn’t step in. But we do know where God was.

God was right there, sharing Anene’s suffering and fear just as God shared in that suffering on the cross. Just as God shares the pain of our own lives. God is there in those who are mourning and comforting and bringing justice. God is there on the throne in heaven, relentlessly bringing his Kingdom where rape and torture have no place. And God is there wherever we pray and work for God’s kingdom to come. #GodsStoryNow