Why is life so hard? That question indicates there is something in us all that senses things should be different. We should be kinder, more patient, more compassionate with one another. Maybe the best way to say it is: we know that life would be a whole lot better if we would think about ourselves less and others more. But then, why would we do that? Looking out for others means cheating ourselves out of what we want. And so, we live wanting a different world but unwilling to do what is necessary to make it happen. How strange! How human!
The biblical answer for the question, “Why is life so hard?” is brutally straightforward. Life is hard because of an event many years ago in which people decided things would be better without the God who created them. It was a decision which has brought unimaginable suffering and pain, so much so we are overwhelmed even trying to think about it.
The account of Adam and Eve falling for Satan’s temptation at the beginning of human history is dismissed by some as a fairy tale. Upon close reading, however, it not only provides solid answers for questions about the hardships of life, even more importantly, it offers the hope that there is an alternative! If life is weighing you down with its challenges, join us for one of our weekend worship services. There is light at the end of the tunnel, more light than any of us could imagine.
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