I’ve been thinking about suffering recently.
Easter tells you everything you need to know. Meditate on each of these truths for 5 minutes and it will revolutionize your thinking about God, yourself and the world.
1) The Cross shows us God’s perfection…
Therefore suffering can never be incompatible with the all-wise, all-powerful, all-good God (1 Corinthians 1-2)
2) The Resurrection shows us God’s purpose…
Therefore His plan has never been to pretty up this old creation but to raise it anew (1 Corinthians 15:36-50)
3) The Son of Man must suffer and be glorified…
If that’s the route for The Man how could man tread any other path.
4) On the Day of Man (6th day), Jesus puts us to death. On the Day of Rest (7th day), He finishes the old creation. On the Day of New Creation (8th day), He rises into a whole new week, a whole new world.
Christ’s purpose is not simply to restore Paradise but to bring us into a reality greater than anything we’ve seen.