The years have never been free of bloodshed. Unfortunately, the recent acts of terror in Nigeria spring up fresh memories of past atrocities. Past hate, fresh tears, fresh agonies.
Jesus was well acquainted with grief and sorrow. He knew what it meant to be despised, oppressed and rejected; many threw His precious gifts in His face. He understood what it meant to be betrayed, brutally beaten, scorned and mocked. Jesus knew how it felt to be undermined and underestimated...The real question is whether or not we are capable of accepting the truth of what God has said while we go through brutal suffering and unimaginable pain.