God hurts too (Part 2 of 3)

Musing the Mysteries

My last post was about how God hurts with us. When we hurt, he hurts too. Here are a couple more thoughts about that.

I ran across something that the prophet Isaiah said (Isaiah 63:9). I’ve included several versions of it since each carries its own sort of soothing nuance.

In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.

 In all their affliction He was afflicted,
 And the Angel of His Presence saved them;
 In His love and in His pity He redeemed them;
 And He bore them and carried them
. All the days of old.

 In all their troubles, he was troubled, too. He didn’t send someone else to help them. He did it himself, in person. Out of his own love and pity he…

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