The question “Why?” is often on our lips and often unanswered here. But it will not always be so, as today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 10:28-30 (ESV)
28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
“You know, in this world, we see the wrong side of the carpet that is being woven. We are like Hannah More in the carpet manufactory, when she said to the workman, ‘I cannot see any design; there seem to be a great number of loose pieces of wool, but I cannot perceive any pattern or order.’ ‘No, madam,’ said the man, ‘of course you cannot, because you are standing on the wrong side of the carpet; if you will come to the other side, you will then see it all.’ We are on the wrong side at present, but God will take us to the other side by-and-by, and then we shall each one say, ‘O my Lord, how wrongly did I judge thee! How little did I understand thy dealings with me! I thought thy visitation would have crushed me, but it preserved my spirit.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 319]