And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. -- Romans 8:28
Thursday, August 18, 2016
What I Believe About Evil
I believe God is in control,
And that He created us in His image and likeness,
With creative imaginations,
Free will and agency,
Able to choose to misuse our gifts and grace,
With limited knowledge and understanding,
So that we have tragedies of ignorance as well as tragedies of wickedness;
Therefore much happens in the world that is not God’s will.
God does not lament but continues to take the elements of our events,
The broken pieces and spoiled vessels,
Remake and remold them
Into masterpieces of balance, hope, and beauty.
I believe God is in control, and what will be,
I do not know,
But I trust and I hope, and I know
It will be beautiful.