Thursday, 24 March 2016

Brussels Bombings: Reminders of the Fall

Reminder of a world plagued by the consequences of sin. Image courtesy of Miguel Discart, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Joel Kontinen

Despite all the beauty around us, we are no longer living in the perfect world that Adam and Eve were able to enjoy before they turned their backs on God, bringing death and suffering into human history.

The first murder soon followed. Their son Cain killed his brother Abel.

ISIS follows the path Cain chose.

We cannot understand evil if we don’t believe that Genesis means what it says.

But in the midst of all the turmoil God has not given up on humans. He is still in control. He still wants to give us hope.

He still loves the ones created in His image, the ones for whom He suffered and died, but rose from the dead.