Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Today's devotion from Our Daily Bread struck me in their talking about suffering. At some point in time we all come in contact with suffering; we experience a tornado, our child rebels beyond toleration, a loved one dies, and on and on... We come across this suffering and we begin to ask the question of why? The bottom line, that I got out of the devotion, is that we're in relationship with people and we are all victims of sin. Yet, we are all created to be in community. Is that not something we could take out of last Sunday's reading from Genesis when God said it was not good for man to be alone. Yes, it was said more in regards to marriage but I think it's fair to extrapolate out to understand that we were created to live in community. I don't think God wills us to suffer, makes us to suffer. However, God can allow suffering to exist because we have each other, because we have community. God created us for each other.

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