Friday, May 04, 2007

"You shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy." (John 16:20)

Here again we talk about suffering but now about suffering turned into joy. How can this be achieved? We could meditate on God's ways, but they are incomprehensible. St Paul says from his heart: "O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!" (Rom 11:33). Therefore, questioning the purpose of suffering is pointless. During train journey, we often pass through sunny plains and meadows, but we also enter cold and dark tunnels. Sometimes very long tunnels. And although the tunnels are gloomy and dark we are not worried at all, for we know perfectly well that soon, the train-driver, who is well trained and experienced, will bring us safely to our destination. It is exactly the same with God, and He is the best possible train-driver: "For in him we live, and move, and are" (Acts 17:28). Trust Him - wherever He takes you, through lovely and successful road or through gloomy and dark tunnel full of misery and suffering - trust Him, be patient, steady and He will bring you to the end of the journey safely. It is good to trust in God who is infinite Goodness, who keeps all the earth and all that is on earth alive and well, and how much more He care about us, more than we even could imagine. God's ways are most just, He never let us to be overburdened with crosses. He distributes perfectly fitted, tailored crosses. We will fully appreciate it when we pass into eternity - gratefully adoring Him for this! Let us stop fretting about crosses for this only adds to suffering. Lets bow head before just, mysterious plans and ruling of the Almighty God who says majestic words: "I form the light, and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord that do all these things. Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making" (Isaias 45, 7,9).