Why do bad things happen to good people? Perhaps no one will ever have a definitive answer to this haunting question. The three crosses described in this song don’t make sense because it seems like the people who were leading a Christian life got the short end of the stick. On the other hand, one could theorize that because they lived like they did, they were ready while the fourth person needed more time to ask Christ into their heart. There will always be times when we don’t understand why things happen the way they do. During those times, we need to trust God’s providence and know that His plan is perfect even if we can’t see it from here.