Sunday, April 08, 2007

Loving enough to let us hurt

Tom Stamey writes about what's wrong with the movie Facing the Giants:
If the Bible shows me anything, it’s that the Christian walk is not easy. All roads do not become straight and wide when you accept Christ as your savior. Mountains are not leveled in front of you to allow you easy passage. In short, Christ will not make the rest of your days on earth effortless and enjoyable. What He will do is make them possible. He won’t level the mountain, but He’ll walk with you up it. And yes He can heal you, and yes He can make barren wombs give life, and yes He can even help football teams win state championships (though why He would is beyond me), but no, He won’t make your life easy. He won’t do that because if your life was easy, you wouldn’t be challenged, wouldn’t grow, wouldn’t become the person that He wants you to be. You’d be that over-protected brat of a kid you didn’t like when you were in grade school. Christ loves you enough to let you hurt sometimes.
HT: The Weak-Minded Pessimist.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dan Edelen said...

Yes. And don't waste that hurt. You may be able to help stand beside someone someday who's going through the same trial you went through years before. But where you had a dearth of helpers, he or she will have you. That's a blessing, too.

8:17 PM, April 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen.

Milton

12:19 PM, April 15, 2007  

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