That Wonderful Terrible Risk

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“17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do…. our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” –Philippians 3:17-21

Did you catch that last bit?

…Who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our bodies to be like his…

Jesus died, resurrected, and is exalted to the highest place, far above every ruler, power, and authority.

You know the question: If Jesus (God) is in control/good why would he allow suffering?

The answer is simple. He has the power. Everything can be under his control. He, in his mercy and benevolence, allows us to have our free will. He could use his power to compel us to be good, and eradicate all suffering, but he would also eradicate our freedom.

Praise God for the wonderful terrible gift he gave us when he gave us free will. Praise him, that he would let any who choose to follow him have the power to be conformed to the image of his Son.

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About doctornogrod

Daniel Cossette is a writer, actor, dancer, and mime originally from CT, USA. He's been writing, producing, and acting in scripts since jr. high. At Mimeistry International, Pasadena, CA he double-majored in Mime and Theology. Afterwards he founded Ambassador Arts and produced the shows Say It Louder! and Christmivest, including all original stories; he danced with Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston, TX, and eventually moved to England where works with Springs Dance Company, and directs Infusion Physical Theatre. He is married to a long time friend from the mime school, and currently resides in Cambridge, England.
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