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Opinion / Religion - January 23, 2017

Minister's Minutes:

By Dave Skiles

Have you ever looked around you and thought, "Things are not how they are supposed to be?" As I look around the world, I see brokenness all around me. There are problems caused by poverty, relationships that are broken, cancer that steals so many lives prematurely. I think it is natural to think, "How could a good God let so much bad stuff happen?" I think that is actually a legitament question, but to blame all of our pain and suffering on God is a misunderstanding of who God is.

The Bible tells us that, when God created everything, He looked at it and called it good. Everything was as it should be. Perfect. No pain. No sadness. No sickness. When God created us, we were in perfect relationship with Him and everything in the world was as it should be. Everything was right. But we wanted to do our own thing—and that’s where everything went wrong. We stepped out of that relationship. From then on, the world was broken. We were broken.

But there is good news! God has a plan to bring us back to Himself. Colossians 1:13 says, "For He (Jesus) has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His dear son." That is good news indeed for those of us that are looking for a way to get right with God. He has already done the hard work of making it possible. Let me urge you today to look to Him to rescue you.



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