However I do find many of my thoughts have been dominated by our discussions during Thursday morning Bible Study. Particularly I think of Adam and Eve and the second Adam, Jesus. I think of how through one man we live in a cursed, broken world. And in that cursed and broken world we see and live through wars and deadly, painful events. But....BUT Christ has come and will come again to redeem this world In His perfect timing. We saw this in our study book, "The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis" when Nancy Guthrie provided multiple scriptures (particularly for me Romans 5:12-21) and when she states on page 82:
"Adam lost for us the blessing of God that made everything 'very good.' Because of his rebellion, the blessing became a curse, everything good became infiltrated with evil, what was so beautiful became broken. But once again, Christ has gained for us more than Adam lost for us."
These horrible actions and events may seem like the end and they may want us to give up and stop pursuing God and goodness. But it is not the end. God knew what would happen yesterday and every other similar event in history, and what may come. But He knows (and we know) it will all be redeemed and we will have the greatest pleasure seeing the redemption come to fruition and we will enjoy the blessings and much more of the restored paradise Garden. I pray to God not for answers but for these senseless acts, and of recently, the natural disasters to cease in God's name, and one day they will and I for one wait anxiously for the day when pain will cease.
What have been your thoughts as the events of yesterday unfold? How do you find peace when you hear and see these events in today's world? Share with us in the comments section below.