Union with Christ in our Suffering

Gospel ThoughtWhen we suffer, our hearts put God on trial.  Like a prosecuting attorney, we level our questions against his character.  “How could you be good and allow this? If you could put an end to this, why don’t you? What have I done to deserve this?

Yet, for the Christian, God does not answer our questions with a logical defense of His sovereignty v. our suffering, but rather he answers us the way a mother comforts her crying child – with his presence.  With his gospel song, Christ offers us the experiential affirmation of his union with us – reminding us that he loves us, and that he is here with us, and that he is bound to us in our pain.   Continue reading

Our Suffering compared to a Tickle

In my latest post titled “Favorite Lewis Quote #4 – God’s Megaphone”, I used a fictional dialogue between a Dad and his son, along with the metaphor of “tickling“, as a way of understanding or categorizing suffering in the life of a believer.  I would like to use this post to provide a few “keys” to understanding that dialogue.

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