Unlimited: God Creates What is Beautiful and Good
Jun 25, 2020 1664
He has made everything beautiful in its time (Eccl. 3:11).
Why does God permit this world to be the university of hard knocks? The first thing to be said is that if you believe that God is a God of love, you have one problem: you have to explain the problem of evil. But if you don’t believe that God is love, you have a million problems: the problem of good.
Isn’t it strange for every thousand people who ask the question of why there is evil, no one poses the question of why there is good? That’s a much bigger problem by a factor of a million to one.
Whoever made us could have made all our senses to give us constant pain, but he made all our senses to minister joy. Otherwise why isn’t every sound a discord and every taste bitter? Why?
So if you don’t believe that God is love, you have a million problems. You have to explain beauty, truth, and friendship. You have to explain why the world is made so that it is filled with love and family relationships and friendships that can lift us above every sorrow.
Consider the great blessings of life. We usually point out calamity and loss because these are the exception to life. Every life is crammed with mercies, in spite of its pain.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Take time to go for a walk in a peaceful place. Rather than think about your troubles, reflect on the mercies of God which fill your life. As you walk, pour out your heart to God in gratitude.