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What Happened? (part 2)


The world has not always been this way. The good news is that it will not always be this way. Even in the midst of chaos in the garden, we find Genesis 3:15, which reads, “And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” (NLT).

This verse is the first mention of the gospel in the Bible. This prophetic word anticipates the coming Christ who will turn right side up all that was undone by the fall through his death, burial and resurrection. The good news of the gospel is that God has offered hope to us in the midst of chaos. We are not without hope or help. God has intervened in our broken world and our broken lives.

The work of Christ on the cross enables and empowers us to find hope in our broken world. But that’s not all. Christ provides the assurance that one day we will be completely delivered from the presence of sin, evil and suffering. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “I heard a loud shout from the throne saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’”

The world has not always been this way, and thankfully will not always be this way. In the meantime, our suffering is an invitation for us to look up, seek God, find help, and receive hope.

Categories : Broken, Evil, Suffering

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