The daily stories are too much for my heart.
Amazing moms who love and want desperately for their babies to live, plead with the Lord to spare their lives, and still have them taken by death.
Mothers who have been blessed with several children, suddenly and brutally, murder them all.
All within the same day. This is the world we live in. The brokenness is rampant. And there is no rhyme or reason. And just to be frank, “the everything happens for a reason” stamp that well-meaning folks try to put on tragedy, just doesn’t cut it. This world is hard. AND NOT FAIR!!!!
And most days I want to scream: Where is the Love or Justice?
As I wrestle with that today it hits me. I am reminded that I know where it is, that love and justice this world so desperately needs. It’s encapsulated in the greatest “anti-reason” event that this world has ever experienced: Jesus.
The collision of Love and Justice. Grace poured out as justice was served.
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21(NIV).
WHAT? That still remains the most scandalous display of both Justice and Love that this world has ever seen.
Sin demands the justice of death. And yet in Grace and Love, the Father, who is Just, gives a sinless One in my sinful place. And He does so, in order that He may give me His righteousness? That’s unfair.
Can we really grasp any of it?
So Jesus, the most unfair gift that I’ve received in this unfair world, please be near when unfair turns ugly…and remind us that unfair is also how we are carried through it.
The greatest unfair is a good unfair, and it’s free for us all to receive.
And through it Death is defeated. When the story ends, good still wins.
We will hope in You Lord.
Thank you for your grace. We trust your goodness and sovereignty even when we can’t understand it…