Good Friday: God’s answer to suffering


Good Friday. This day is a day unlike any other day in the course of human history. This day changed everything. This is the day God demonstrated the depth of His love. This is where God entered into the world of suffering, experienced the depth of what this fallen world has to provide regarding pain. He gave himself to such horrendous suffering so that there may be reconciliation. There are many who use the existence of pain and suffering to dismiss God. Some even consider a God who allows for the varied depth of pain to be a psychopathic despot lacking in love for allowing such. Love is then defined as sparing others from pain. Yet, in such thinking, there is a failure to grasp that God in his actions lead mankind a chance to be truly spared from pain. He took on pain so that in the grand scheme, any can be freed from the pain and suffering. Actions were given to change everything. It required God in the flesh, surrendering self to pain and depth to create a way. So he did meet that flawed definition of love, sparing others from pain. Yet, what God did was not a temporary answer but provide a chance for complete wholeness. Sure, the impact in this life, in this time, in this world of pain is not always immediately observed, but when you look beyond and past the temporary conditions we face, the reality of the depth and restoration provided at the cross is incredible. God gave us an act of love that brings us beyond the pain, beyond the suffering, and makes all things right.

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One Response

  1. Tim glad to see you renewing your commitment to revitalize this blog.
    I think you may find it easier to keep it going and to have less of self involved if you make it a mission to release the peace, joy, and hope that Jesus left us by what you share.

    One of your stated objectives for the blog is to glorify the Lord. Make that your focus and criteria for what you write. Ask yourself who does it honor and glorify. According to the Word -it you lift Jesus up (if put the spot light on Him) people will be drawn to Him and will receive salvation.

    Looking forward to reading musings that encourage me to surrender all my fears and stress to the Lord and walk in His peace.

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