Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's really very simple

Well, I checked my email and this devotional from Life Worth Living was there and I just have to share it with you.  The question is: 

Why is there suffering in the world?

September 21

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

“If there is a God and that God is a good God, then why is there suffering?”

“What kind of a God is it that has created evil?”

Ever heard those comments? Ever made them yourself? You’re not alone.

Many people have thought the same thing. But that’s not straight thinking.

Let me tell you the way it truly is.

God did not create evil. God created perfection. God made man perfectly free, and freedom therefore gave rise to evil.

In order to love, we must be free to choose to love. Then, in order to choose to love, we have to be able to choose not to love.

Which kind of love do you want from others? A forced love or a free love?

Which sounds better, “I have to love you” or “I love you”?

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1 comment:

Queen of the Office said...

Great sermon. Wish we could have heard it in person. You two are awesome and have blessed us beyond belief! Be safe and be blessed.