- Pain.. it hurts,
- I don't like hurting,
- I bruise like a peach, and
- If it is said most of the important lessons learned in life are through our failures and our pain.. then I would be OK with skipping a few.
I believe the problem of PAIN IS also the source of the age old question.. If there is a God why does he allow bad things to happen to good people. This is a good question, but for me I see a 'dangerous beauty' in this broken world. In this land of dangerous beauty God the Creator allows his creation (you & me) the opportunity to persevere and succeed despite brokenness. And.. we are allowed to choose right from wrong in big & small ways, and even good from evil. There is great danger in choosing poorly, and if we do not persevere.. BUT there is great beauty when we prayerfully choosing well, support each other, persevere, and trust God when bad things happen to good people.
May God bless each of you this day with love and support when you are hurting, and may we as believers (His Church) be the love and support for others in this broken world.
Jeff (ibuprofen infused) Larson