Perhaps the more important question is not why is there evil, pain, sorrow, and suffering in the world. But is their relief? a remedy? and where does it come from?
Who has not felt some kind of comfort in distress? Just when I thought I could not take one more moment, the sun coming up the next morning gave me a sense of comfort. Someone is watching over things. The big things.
But then, there is the question of remedy. Is there one? Will there be a day when evil and pain is eradicated?
Without your participation, you exist. Your heart beats, pulsating life throughout your body.
With certainty, nature plays a glorious symphony, bringing forth food and beauty for all creation.
And for centuries, the sun rises every morning, soaking warmth and light upon the earth and its inhabitants.
God. He is the remedy. The one who created the universe knows how to fix it. He did.
And he promises …
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
I think this is worth looking forward to!
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