Adam’s Devotional – February 22-28, 2018

From Adam

Why does everything have to happen for a reason?  Why can some things just happen? It’s easy to think that if there’s a reason behind pain, then it makes that pain okay or even makes it worth it. Maybe it’s the other way around.  If there is no reason, if the cause of pain is senseless . . . then it hurts all the more. And what about God?  Where is God in the pain of unexplainable death? These questions might not have answers on this side of heaven. But what we see on the cross is a God Who is also suffering, Who doesn’t try to explain grief away, and Who hangs as the victim of unspeakable and unexplainable death. So whenever we are in a place of deep hurt, grief, and mourning, it is not God who joins us there but actually God who is already there waiting for us. Good grief is hard to come by.  But when we enter into it, we are met there by a God who is already grieving- a God who has been grieving with and for us since we separated from God in the garden. The good news is that God is with us in our grief and our mourning, and that death does not have the last word.  God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

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