I Get It!

A profound post by my beautiful friend @ flyinguineapig, who definitely ‘gets it’:
this almost indescribable love of God for mankind. God is not distant from our failings & sufferings, but actually became one of us, and truly suffered as no human being has ever suffered, “by taking on all of our betrayals”

flyinguineapig

Over the past year I’ve been working on reading the Bible cover to cover. Right now I’m in the book of Jeremiah, and man, that is not a happy thing to read. It’s all about how God is going to punish his people for betraying him and not adhering to his laws and teachings. He’s angry, and he speaks of his anger through the prophet Jeremiah. There’s not a lot of hope to be found there at first glance, especially if you don’t know where this story is ultimately going, and it’s literally scary to read. What I’ve found, though, is that God’s anger is relatable. There are little moments in what he says where one finds genuine hurt. In these moments he’s really saying: “I love you, and I just want you to love me back. I love you so much, but I don’t know what else to do…

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