Sunday, October 09, 2005

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

Marcia and I are with Chuck and Erica Searl in Minneapolis at the Suffering and the Sovereignty of God conference. It has been a full and rich couple days.

Five sessions yesterday ended with Joni Eareckson Tada sitting in her wheelchair asking all of us, "Why is this woman so happy?" Her answer to all of us is, "Because God is happy." The Lord used her to bless me and bring me to conviction about my own complaining. He was very good to me.

Before that Steve Saint, the son of Nate Saint who was killed in Ecuador with Jim Elliot, shared his testimony. The most gripping part was the end where he described, not the death of his father, but the death of his daughter.

He said one person at a conference told him that if his dad and his four friends had done it differently they wouldn't have had to die. His response was, "You are right. They didn't even have to go!"

If you'd like to read more you can at Challies Dot Com or Coffee Swirls.

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