Daily Good News – God Who Suffers and Loves: the Wonder of the Universe
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Jun 21, 2015 1140
The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain (Genesis 6:6).
It is one thing to believe in God, but what kind of God? Ancient pagan deities as well as the secular gods of the present era unfailingly reflect the self-absorption of their devotees, responding either with indifference or caprice.
Only the God of the biblical tradition cares enough about the world to experience emotional pain by reason of the rebellion and folly of his earth-born children. Parents cannot help but empathise. A God who suffers at the hands of his creatures! Astonishing. If it is true, kindness and love lie at the core of reality. If it is a lie, cruelty and cunning are all we have left.
Thank God that the Bible reveals the truth of a loving God.