Ephesians 1:8b-10 (NIV)
With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
“We have no other position than at the foot of the cross. After we have been there we are given the answer of the wisdom of God, which incenses the advocates of optimistic theodicies or of tragic philosophies. God’s answer is evil turned back upon itself, conquered by the ultimate degree of love in the fulfillment of justice. This answer consoles us and summons us. It allows us to wait for the coming of the crucified conquer. He will wipe away the tears from every face, soon.” [Henri Blocher, Evil and the Cross, p.133)
Suffering is common to all but can’t be fully rationalized. The world is looking for answers, but they aren’t satisfactory. Scripture reveals that the most satisfactory reconciliation of our suffering only comes through encounter with the cross of Jesus Christ. Let’s come to the foot of the cross with our troubled hearts. Jesus is the answer of the wisdom of God. Hear Jesus summoning you.
Let’s worship to “How He Loves” (click here) by John Mark McMillan.
Let’s pray: Jesus, I place myself at the foot of the cross and wait there. By your help, I receive your love displayed on the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.