Church of the Holy Sepulchre
In the Old Testament, God the Father rested from Creation on the seventh day.
I suspect that it was no coincidence that after His death, Jesus His Son also rested on the seventh day.
God always shows us how His plan flows together in such a beautiful manner.
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I periodically get comments or notes from readers that point out how God, particularly in the Old Testament ordered the death and destruction of people. Everyone on Earth not on Noah’s ark. Lot’s wife. The Egyptians. Anyone in the way of the Israelites when they entered the Promised Land. To them, this seems to be a most unfeeling and unloving God. I can understand their frustration. I can’t explain God. None of us can.
So what are the things that distract us, besides the Old Testament?
We humans condemned, tortured and killed God’s only Son.
Early Christians were persecuted and martyred.
The human frailties of the Christian Church from its earliest days to the present.
Sandy Hook Elementary.
It’s tough to understand from the human perspective why god permits these things to happen. If we had our way, we’d all be healthy, wealthy and wise – and live forever.
That is not the way that it is – at least not in this life.
So we toil and try in this life. We screw up. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and try again.
I wish I had a good explanation that would be compelling for others, but unfortunately I do not.
The best I can do is to try to live an example that at least piques others’ curiosity.
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