Saturday, July 22, 2006

Darkness + love

The weather reflected my view of the world today: it was dark and oppressive. Man, what a messed up world we live in. Why does God allow it? Really, why does he allow such rubbish to happen to people? One day we'll know. What hope is there through the darkness? What is there to cling to in the rubbish? What can I say to a friend who through no fault of her own is having her freedom removed for the foreseeable future? There is only one hope - that is God and his unfailing love for us. How great is Romans 8:31-39 - its just brilliant - here's a small bit re-written to apply directly to my frineds and me:
'Who shall seperate us from the love of Christ? Shall depression or loneliness, or persecution or bereavement or pain or broken-heartedness? No, in all these we are more than conquerers through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither borderline personality disorder nor chronic fatigue syndrome, neither old age nor visual impairment, neither divorce, nor cancer, nor any psat involement in the occult, neither psychiatric hospitals nor nursing homes, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.' That is true hope - that is why we can keep going, and keep supporting others to keep going.


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