Friday, March 9, 2012


Please read this entire post and watch the video at the end.

I don't know why God allows certain events to transpire on our earth. From Herod to Hitler, the earth has been filled with people who seek to destroy His people. These monsters are His creations and yet He gives them the free will to live as they might and to be given over to the evil one who fills them with the poison of his lies. I don't know why God chooses to let them continue spilling blood and spreading terror. I don't think I'll ever know - at least not this side of heaven. But I do know that God is a God of justice who will, in the day of Judgement, pay back every cruelty to those who first committed them:

There will be tribulation and anguish for every soul of man who does evil - Romans 2:9

tribulation |ˌtribyəˈlā sh ən|noun (usu. tribulations)a state of great trouble or suffering 
anguish |ˈa ng gwi sh |nounsevere mental or physical pain or suffering

Jesus mourned over the death of his friend Lazarus (John 11:32-36). He wept over the city of Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). He had the flesh torn from his body and then willingly crucified it. For the sake of the people. Us. Them. You. He knows, first hand, what it is to be mocked, abused, accused, betrayed, tortured, mutilated, murdered. He deeply understands us.

crucifixion |ˌkroōsəˈfik sh ən|noun chiefly historicala form of execution intended to provide a death that was particularly slow, painful (hence the term excruciating, literally "out of crucifying") gruesome, humiliating, and public, using whatever means were most expedient for that goal.

Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:4-5

The Holy Spirit, the Great Counselor, is among us. If we repent and believe, He dwells within us. He is all around. That means He sees all things and hears all things. He sees the atrocities, the terrors, the torture. He hears the cries that break forth from the blood shed and He is not exempt from feeling our pain.

We do not know what we ought to pray for, 
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans - Romans 8:26

groan |grōn|verb [ intrans. ]make a deep inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair

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