Why Christ Came
December 15, 2012
Tragedy makes us ask, “Why would God allow this awful thing to happen?” When bad things occur, we naturally wonder what went wrong and who is to blame. And where was God? But maybe that’s not the right question.
The Gospel of John records this powerful statement: “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
God’s son came so that we could be saved: saved from fear, saved from anger, saved from sin. That saving Christ is here right now, turning our thoughts of sorrow, confusion, and revenge into promises of hope, redemption, and eternal life.
Let the Christ speak to your heavy hearts. Let the light of the world shine on you and all, and dissolve the darkness that seems to engulf us. Let yourself be loved and lifted by the presence of God’s only begotten son.
Fill your own thought with the healing Christ and then pass that love and light on. Do your part to redeem the tragedy. And trust that God – and His beloved son – are doing theirs.