Friday, March 20, 2009


Gethsemane was not a tragedy, and neither are our Gethsemanes. This does not do away with the wounds of affliction in this life, but it is encouraging to see that behind human tragedy stands the benevolent and wise purpose of the Lord of human history. Life may be dark at times, tragedy may come, and at times the whole world may seem to be falling apart. The wheel may appear ready to crush us. But this is not the end. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love the him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28), even in Gethsemane.
from Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross-R. Kent Hughes

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