Most of the time we will never be able to comprehend why certain unspeakable things happen in this world. But let’s not forget that God gave us something that made us different than all the other animals on this planet…Free Will.
If you think an animal has free will because they can live in the wilderness, do what they want, when they want to… your wrong. Animals are controlled by their instincts. They have absolutely no control over those instincts; their instincts control them.
Humans can control them (instincts), unfortunately not enough of us do. And when we don’t control them, laws of nature are set in motion. This is not a punishment; it’s just a law of nature. When these laws are obeyed, there is an increasing amount of harmony. When they are not, there is an increasing amount of dis-harmony.
If someone jumps off a building, they fall to the ground. Is this punishment or just the law of gravity? It’s the law of gravity in effect. There is no judgment here…oh, this is a bad law of gravity, this should not happen, etc, etc. It’s just a law set in motion to help keep order in the universe.