After any incident where there is loss of human life with at least one survivor, you hear statements like, "God was really watching out for him", or "God was taking car of her". While true, and I am thankful for every spared life in the face of tragedy, I am often troubled by such statements. To complete the thought would be to say, "God was watching out for him, but he didn't care about the rest of the people who died". If God was watching out for them, whey does he not prevent the disaster in the first place, or at least spare all of the people involved? Why does one person survive a bridge collapse, yet another dies? Why does one child survive the crash of a church bus, yet others meet their doom? Any explanations I have read come off as lacking, or portraying a capricious God. I have some ideas, but I'd be interested in reading the thoughts of others about this issue.