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I wanted to share a quote from Biblical scholar D.A. Carson on the all too real topic of suffering:

In the darkest night of the soul, Christians have something to hold onto that Job never knew.  We know Christ crucified.  Christians have learned that when there seems to be no other evidence of God’s love, they cannot escape the cross.  ‘He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things.’ (Romans 8:32)…When we suffer there will sometimes be mystery.  Will there also be faith?  Yes.  If our attention is focused more on the cross and on the God of the cross than on the suffering itself.

D.A. Carson

How Long, O Lord?

When all is lost, and it looks like God is asleep on the beach somewhere, we still have the cross.  We still see the extent of his love– even when there seems to be radio silence.

Thanks be to God!

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