Tuesday, December 13, 2011
My sister went to a website called Wordle which will take the words most used in your blog and make an image of them. She was so moved (and so was I) to find that the words NEED GOD were dominant.
It has been very hard on Amanda and Craig to watch their little daughter Sophie endure so many surgeries. It has been excruciating for them to be the ones inflicting pain through daily injections and cleaning of wounds. And yet they have an awareness of God and His mercies through the very need of Him.
The problem of pain and suffering and evil conflicts many people about the goodness of God. And yet, Christians' testimonies through the ages have always proclaimed that they would rather suffer with Him and see His provision then live halcyon days with little awareness of His presence. Our hurts can be a severe mercy from the heart of a God who also suffered so that He could be near to us.