One of the most ancient discussions in theology concerns the question of evil, suffering and the God of love. If God is all loving and all powerful, why isnt the world a more pleasant place? As we look around our world, clearly there are great problems war and violence, starvation and disease, millions of displaced refugees. Even closer to home, there are tragedies ... the children killed last weekend by the drunk driver in Vaughan, and the recent murder of two year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in Alberta. If God is in control, why do these terrible things continue to happen? In this sermon, we will consider the mystery of suffering and the God of love.