Suffering is probably where our true beliefs and values come into light the most fully. The pain of death, the sting of defeat, and the hurt of loss all compel us to run to what or who we value most.
We see this in recent tragedies, with Paris and the following events we see many people crying out for some sort of “savior” whether it be God, guns, or pacifism.
When someone we know and love is hurt or worse, killed, we feel it deeply in our souls. I must admit with the recent attacks, i didn’t know anyone. So it didn’t “hit home” until i heard of a friends child who’s in critical condition earlier today.
This event reminded me of the fact that every single victim of this horrible attack had someone who cared about them, someone who loved them. Over 100 families are grieving for these people. My soul is heavy with one person in critical condition, I can’t imagine over 100 deaths.
I grieve based on scripture, but many grieve with thoughts of revenge and hatred, or depression and loneliness. Our core beliefs change how we view life. In the next post i’ll be talking about how my Biblical worldview affects how I think about life, death, and grieving. It will by no means do any justice to all issues, but it will hopefully help others understand that God is in control, He cares for us, and he will right the wrongs eventually.
We need to be praying. May Christ come soon.