I’ve had a lot of emotional swirls going in my head lately. A friend and I sobbed over our love for our sons. The bitter sweet moments with my Jerr-bear. Funny, yet endearing. The frustrations of his not being able to put his sweatshirt on correctly or not being able to get his arm bent enough to get it into the sleeve. The touching hugs from our church friends. The tickled moments we have when Jerry yells a “roll tide!” when they humor him with Alabama football.
All these times have taken me deep in thought. Why all his suffering in the world? Not that our suffering is anything compared to others. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t really consider our life, “suffering”.
Anyway, this morning I was reading a passage of scripture in 1 Peter 2. It’s regarding God’s favor on those who suffered unjustly. It speaks of the example of Jesus’s suffering.
21. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, 22. Who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; 23. and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24. and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by his wounds you were healed.
How powerful are those words and what an example for me when I get in those emotional swirls! Thank you.