This week's theme: God is a God of restoration

Here in South Asia it is so easy to see all of the brokenness and pain and suffering and to feel overcome and overwhelmed by all of it! It is easy to question God and ask him why he allows all of this suffering. But this week God gave me a new perspective.

He showed me that he is a restoring God, that he didn't create all of this brokenness. Instead his creation was good and perfect but we as humans used our free will to sin and rebel against God and to destroy the perfection and beauty of his creation.

God could have just left us there but he didn't he is now actively working to restore all things to himself and he has promised us that he will reconcile everything to himself and create a new heaven and earth where there will be no more pain and suffering but joy forever more!

"For behold I create new heavens and a new earth. The former things shall not be remembered or come to mind....I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress, no more shall there be an infant who lives but a few days, or the old man who does not live out his days....They shall not hurt or destroy in all my Holy mountain says The Lord."
Isaiah 65:17-25

Thankful for the hope that this brings in the midst of such suffering! This isn't permanent and one day it will be restored to beauty! 
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