(reflections on romans 8.31)
since God is working everything
for the good of making us like Christ,
no one can really be "against" us.
they are only the tools
for breaking away
the un-Christlikeness in us.
in the sense that joseph said to his brothers,
"you meant it for evil,
but God meant it for good"--
in that sense,
some can have fully malicious intentions toward us,
but God has fully loving and merciful intentions
in allowing them to act in malice toward us.
as he works their malice for our good,
his purpose is accomplished;
we are made more like Christ.
is there any greater, more glorious good than that?
"if God is for us, who is against us?"
Touched by this Poem that was read on Sunday before communion - Before I take the body of my Lord Before I share his life in bread and wine I recognize the sorry things within These I lay down The words of hope I often ...
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