i just started reading Lee Strobel’s book, the case for faith. i’ve only made it through the first chapter, and there is already so much to process. in a nutshell, the book is about a journalist investigating the toughest objections to Christianity (or at least that’s what it says on the cover…). :o) the first main argument it covers is this: since evil and suffering exists, a loving God cannot. the whole chapter is full of intriguing bits of information, but this paragraph stuck out to me the most.
“At the time of the crucifixion, the disciples couldn’t see how anything good could result; similarly, as we face struggles and trials and suffering, we sometimes can’t imagine good emerging. But we’ve seen how it did in the case of Jesus, and we can trust it will in our case too. For instance, the greatest Christians in history seem to say that their sufferings ended up bringing them the closest to God – so this is the best thing that could happen, not the worst.”
hmm. lots to think about. can’t wait to see what else i’ll learn!