Friday, November 21, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

The LORD God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate the ground from which he had been made.
                                                               Genesis 3:23 (NLT)

When we’re in the middle of the storm and don’t know how we’re going to get out or why it’s happening to us, it’s very hard to gain perspective.  The truth is though, life is hard, not because God likes seeing suffering, but because suffering in general is the punishment for sin.  (See what God says to Adam and Eve earlier in chapter 3 about what the future will hold for them.)

As long as this world exists there will be two constants.  We will all sin.  And we will all be under the punishment of sin created by humanity, meaning bad things will happen. This also means life will be hard at times and there will be storms that we will have to struggle through in our lifetimes.

BUT…God is there for us.  He’s gone through what we go through and even more through His Son Jesus. He took on the ultimate punishment of sin (death) for us so that even though we die (the ultimate storm of this life) we will live forever. 

The storms of this life will come because there is sin in this world.  But this world is temporary.  The perfect life that awaits those who accept the gift God has for us by turning our lives over to Jesus is eternal. 

In the love of Christ,


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