Sunday, June 21, 2009
Whatever makes us forget ourselves and think of others lifts us upward. This is one reason that God permits suffering. We would never know the best and richest of human love if there were no pain, no distress, no appealing of grief or of need. The deepest and holiest of mother-love would never be brought out if the child never suffered. The same is true of God's love. God would have loved His children unfallen just as much as He loves them fallen, but the world would never have known so much of God's love had not man fallen. Our terrible need called out all that was richest, holiest, and most divine in our Father's heart. If no night ever came, we would never know there are stars. Darkness is a revealer.
Taken from the book, "Today, Lord, I Will"