"If God Loved the World"...
"If God Loved the World"…
It is easy to see the love of God when things go our way-
A birth of a healthy, newborn baby,
Seeing a child succeed in school,
Spending good times with our children,
Becoming a grandparent,
Baking cookies for our grandchildren,
Getting a well-deserved job promotion,
Living a comfortable life or
To have family and friends who are always there for us.
What about when things do not go our way?-
Women who are infertile,
Families with special needs children,
Children who are defiant to their parents,
Parents who are abusive to their children,
An unexpected passing away of a loved one,
Working people who lose their jobs,
A failing economy,
Living an impoverished life,
Friends who spite you for no apparent reason or
To have families who are worse than enemies.
Then we have to ask ourselves, "If God loved the world, why does he allow so much ugliness and suffering in people's lives?"
We, therefore, need to be reminded that God endured many, and yet, undeserved sufferings.
He suffered unspeakable, painful physical beatings,
His own followers openly rebuked and betrayed him.
In spite of all the tremendous hardships that Christians come across,
Nonetheless, He did not stop loving us.
Although, as followers of Christ, we are inevitably going to suffer for His name's sake.
Hence, stand up for God and be strong in your faith;
Always remember that God gave His only begotten Son to die for our sins, so that we may have eternal life with Him in heaven.
By: Caroline G. Vestuto Copyright: 2010