Monday, 16 April 2007 6:07 PM

Prime Ministers plea to God

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made a personal plea to God following news of the devastating quake and tsunami in Western and Choiseul provinces.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made a personal plea to God following news of the devastating quake and tsunami in Western and Choiseul provinces.

He said the scale and extent of destruction had thrown him into a situation where he had to question why God should allow such devastation on a country where 99 percent of its people worship Him.

Mr Sogavare said his Cabinet has devoted Christians who pray unceasingly for both the government and the country since the day they took office.

He said this even led him to further question how God could let his devoted Christian's down by allowing a disaster of such magnitude to happen.

But the Prime Minister said although it is very difficult for him to say it, he believes the God that Solomon Islanders worship is alive in Heaven.

He retold the story of Job in the Bible who had gone through all suffering and pain, and when his wife told to curse God and die, Job replied saying "even though He slays me, yet I will trust him".

The Prime Minister said this is the statement of faith he is taking to share with the victims of the tsunami in both Choiseul and Western province.

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