Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pain and Suffering

“Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.”   -Colin Powell

God never took Paul’s “thorn” away; rather Paul learned to endure the thorn as it spurred him to a dire dependency on God.  Likewise God may not take away our pain and suffering on this earth.  Hardships may cause us to think about the here-and-now, but a central theme in Christianity is that we think long-term by placing our hope in Jesus Christ who suffered more than anyone in human history so that we are given the opportunity to be with Him for an eternity in Heaven.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  -1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)

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