Monday, December 17, 2012

When grief is deepest...

Ann Voskamp writes of the incredible suffering caused by the Sandy Point murderer, and of those who suffer extreme poverty every day. Although she admits that "when grief is deepest, words are fewest," she reminds us that

He came – and the God of life tasted death, and the God of reconciliation obliterated the alienation of man by hammering alienation straight into the very heart of God.

He came – because in all our pain, we don’t want some answers like we want a Someone.

He came – and He cups us in our aloneness and our agony, in our weeping and our wondering, in our howl, “My God, my God, why has thou forsaken us?” – and He whispers, I am Emmanuel, God who is with you.

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