‘Only the Word is the answer to rightly reading the world.
Because The Word has nail-scarred hands that cup our face close, wipe away the tears running down. The Word has eyes to look deep into our brimming ache, and whisper, “I know. I know.”
The passion on the page is a Person, and the lens I wear of the Word is not abstract idea but the eyes of the God-Man who came and knows the pain.”
On Focus on the Family radio yesterday, author and evangelical theologian, Randy Alcorn mentioned One Thousand Gifts, the “problem” of goodness in a world, and of evil and suffering and how to cling to Christ in the midst of troubles.
Mr. Alcorn offered on Focus:
“This is the greatness of thinking about thanksgiving… like Ann Voskamp and her One Thousand Gifts — I like these books that are encouraging people to make your lists… Think of all these good things that God has done. Because when we think of the problem of evil and suffering, let’s remember the world is full of goodness — even a fallen world, under the curse, it’s amazing how many good things God has surrounded us with.”
To those reeling from horrors and in unspeakable pain, Mr. Alcorn gently offers, “Jesus Christ is the only answer that is bigger than all our questions…”
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