Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why Do We Suffer?

Read this illuminating article by William David Spencer and Afda Besanson Spencer, published in CONTACT by Gordon-Cornell Theological Seminary.

Why was Peter set free by an angel and not James? Why did James die and Peter live? Whether back in Bible times, a world away on the mission field, or right here in New York, the same question keeps coming up! And, whether you were a deacon seeking to comfort Mary, James’ Mom, or a missionary holding on to the Pakistani families as they wailed on your shoulder, or a pastoral counselor trying to reach out to the numbed survivors huddled in shelters near the smoking rubble of the Twin Towers, you faced the same identical nagging question: Why do we suffer?

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