For the Christian, every tragedy is ultimately a blessing, or God is a liar.
Do you remember the book that was out a number of years ago, WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE? The title always intrigued me. Why DO bad things happen to good people? Why don't bad things happen to bad people, I complained to my long-suffering spouse on more than one occasion.
"The Lord will make everything right in the end," he told me.
"I don't want it to be right in the end. I want it to be right right now. Why do good people have to suffer?"
"Because the Lord knows the end from the beginning."
We've repeated variations of this conversation many times as I still grapple with the "whys" of life.
So, for today, I am grateful the Lord who turns every tragedy into a blessing.