When life has been hard and painful. When the hurt runs deep, the questions can surface. The hard ones, often bringing discomfort and guilt.
Why me? Why does this life have to be so hard? Why can’t you just wipe this all out and take us all home? Why are we all being punished for the fall of Adam and Eve? Why? Why? Why?
These are questions most of us have likely had at one time or another. Their bitterness tainting our lips , running on emotion, and hopefully not burrowing into our heart. If we don’t pursue truthful answers, we can become stuck in this cycle.
We can not stop at the fall of man and ignore the rest of the story. Imagine if my only story was having been molested and the rest of my life story meant nothing. Couldn’t be seen by the blinding of that one horrible time? Depressing, right? Not only that but it’s not the whole truth. Not the whole story.
God didn’t stop with the fall of man. He didn’t stop with Adam and Eve’s story and neither can we. We have to take in the whole story. The love story that followed. God so loved humankind, He sent us redemption.
Which will you choose to focus on? The one important but small story or the whole picture of redeeming love that was given to us as the ultimate gift?
Tomorrow, we’ll talk more about the fall of man.
Do you ever find yourself questioning God? What do you think brings about these kinds of feelings and reactions? Do you feel guilty when you question God?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16