Today I have heard the great news of a baby being born healthy, when just a few weeks ago she was not expected to live outside her mothers womb. The doctors are stunned and my friends, who have been praying around the clock, are rejoicing!

Within half an hour of hearing this news I also heard of a 19 year old boy who died in a car accident this morning.

Romans 12 tells us to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. As a celebrate with some and comfort others I realise I haven’t yet figured out how to do these at the same time.

How do we make sense of this world??

For creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly, but because of him who subjected it – in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption  into the glorious freedom of God’s children. Romans 8:19-21

Amen! Come Lord Jesus!

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