Facing life’s unanswerable questions
By Christian Glenn
In a sense, I am a problematic kid. I have many questions.
I wonder: What is the purpose of life? Why do we undergo sorrows and pain? If God loves us, why did He take our loved ones, why doesn’t He heal all sick people in the hospital, why are there people suffering from famine? Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, but why do all of us here on earth have to die and suffer for their wrong deed? Why does God seem so unfair?
But when I look at Jesus crucified, all thoughts about God being unfair fade away.
The Giver of Life gives His life for us. He, who is innocent, died in our place so that we can now have a purpose in life—a life that doesn’t stop here on Earth.
Jesus suffered for the sin that He didn’t commit, experienced the most unimaginable suffering, shame, and death for all of us. He carried all the unfairness here on Earth for us to realize that there is Someone who really cares for us and guarantees that life doesn’t stop when we die due to sickness or when we lose our loved ones. He guarantees us that someday He will restore life to what is better than before.
We cannot love Him unless we know how much He loved us. Loving Him is simply irresistible when His love touched our life.
I believe that the meaning of life is for us to know that our Creator reaches out to us because He loves us. He has settled our past, present, and future sins through His redemptive death on the cross.
Facing life’s unanswerable questions? Look at the cross and the risen Christ.
Romans 8:31-39(The Message):
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
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