Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sin and Suffering

The most surprising aspect of my CCEF classes should have been the least.

I was surprised by the depth and breadth of sin and suffering in the world.

In these classes, we learned about marriage problems, addictions, depression, bi-polar mania, chronic pain, anger, sexual victimization, bulimia, anorexia, and so on for almost 80 hours of classroom experience.

It was overwhelming at times--the sheer weight of the suffering experienced by sinners.

Yes, the Gospel speaks to these suffering sinners.

God has something truly transformative and life-changing to say to us in Jesus.

But still, my eyes were opened again to the effects of the Curse.

Marantha! Come, Lord Jesus.