One of the most important answers we can give about our faith is about God's character. God is indeed all powerful, omnipotent. And, God is love. Some see these two attributes as contradictory. How so? Well...if God is all powerful, then why do bad things happen to good people? If God is in control, and He is, then how can we say He is a loving God when bad things happen to good people?
Today, I read an article by a pastor who teaches that the tornadoes that ripped through the United States last year were caused by God and were a judgment from Him. In Japan just after the quake and tsunami that devastated their country, the mayor of Tokyo said that it was a judgment from God. A lot of little children perished in the flooding. How do we see God? Is He omnipotent? Is He a God of love? We answer "yes" to both. Then we must now explain how it is that God "allows" bad things to happen to good people.
In this series on the character of God, this will be our primary objective. God is the Creator God and He is indeed a God of love far surpassing our greatest imagination. When we better understand His character, then our faith in Him will be made stronger. It by knowing Him that we can trust Him with all that we have and all that we are. This is God's will for us.