Unfair Love
originally written 19 Jan 11
posted 2 Nov 15
photograph by: Shirley/Oklahoma/Jan 2011
God is not fair!

“…He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, 
and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Matthew 5:45b

If he was—we would have no hope.

He’s just. Merciful.

There are two aspects of justice:
Receiving punishment deserved.
Restoration of what was lost.

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
  to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
  and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free…”
Luke 4:18

Our God is interested in the restoration of souls created to abide with Him always.
Justice required punishment for sins.
He was willing to take on the punishment that rightly belonged to us.
No, it isn’t fair.
It is LOVE.

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