Today our church was plunged into mourning with the passing of a dear sister. It was so sudden. Death is always sudden, no matter how much time you have to prepare. My heart breaks for the family and those who were close to her or deeply affected by her passing.
When death comes to those we love, sometimes we question why this could happen to us. Even in the midst of our faith in God, we still ask, “Why this and why now?”
We cannot see through the eyes of God and so many questions will go unanswered in this life. But, one thing we know for sure is that this isn’t how life was supposed to be.
This world with sin and and suffering and death isn’t how God wanted it to be.
God made a perfect, sinless world. There was only happiness as the whole creation obeyed the Creator. This is what God intended for us to experience.
But, Adam sinned and death entered our world.
I cannot imagine how the heart of God must have been broken when sin entered this world. As I sit and think about the brokenness that the family must be experiencing, I also think about the pain that sin has caused God. The perfect creation that He had made was blackened by sin and suffering and death was the result. My mind cannot comprehend this, nor can it stretch to understand what eternity is and how God could have known about it all from all eternity and that He made an eternal plan to save us from sin.
My finite mind cannot begin to understand all of this. But I hold to the hope that one day sin will be no more. One day there will be that eternal dawning when sin would have ended and there will be happiness and love forever more.
Oh let us look forward to that day, for we shall see loved ones who have passed away. We shall see a new earth where there will be no more tears, suffering or death.
This is how God intended the world to be and one day at last, it will come to pass.