Saturday, March 31, 2018

Suffering really can make things right

Morning: Psalm 95, 88; Lamentations 3:37-58; Hebrews 4:1-16
Evening: Psalm 27; Romans 8:1-11

How can Jesus’s suffering make things right?  Only if Jesus is God.  And even then, it is not because Jesus “pays the price” for trouble we cause.  What could that possibly mean? He pays himself!?  No … But suffering endured for Love does help, because it’s a powerful way of saying, “I love you”.  Believing that the cosmos is fundamentally friendly changes things.  For, when weighed down by my failings, knowing that the only record of them is in my own mind may help me find new life, and even make me ready to endure suffering for someone else’s sake.

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