Is life fair?” “Are all men created equal?” “Is every one born with a silver spoon in his mouth?” “Does every cloud have a silver lining?” “Is all pain equally distributed throughout the earth?”
I once asked my friends on Facebook to give me examples of innocent people who suffered because of the sins of others. Here are some of the unedited examples they sent me.
“Kids who have been abused, kids in Africa that have contracted AIDS through their mothers who were mistreated.”
“A drunk driver who kills someone-the family suffers.”
“Divorce. Just because the husband and wife refuse to work things out, the child suffers greatly. He or She is constantly being moved from home to home, not having a constant father figure while seeing no love between their parents. Selfishness in marriage which leads to divorce is devastating not only to the child but to everyone else who is around the couple.”
Tomorrow morning at Gospel Baptist Church, I want to preach on the reason believers suffer according to Romans 8:18-25.