Yesterday at MCC we continued the Intersection series by taking a look at suffering. When we suffer we often ask questions. “Why did this happen?” and “God, where are you?” are common questions that we all ask. And God is not angry at our questions. He invites them. At the same time, our “whys” may never be answered. So, Jesus gives us a better, bigger, more hopeful question to ask…”What is God up to?”
Jesus assumes that God is present and involved.
A couple of key thoughts from yesterday:
1] The disciples saw limitations but Jesus saw possibilities. [John 9.1-5]
2] Jesus gave of himself for the woman’s healing. [Luke 8.42-48]
3] The Intersection where God and suffering meet is when we reach out to Christ, and find out that he has been reaching out to us all along.
Read Isaiah 53 [which we looked at briefly yesterday]. What do these verses mean to you?
How has Jesus been present to you in times of suffering?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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