because of rain.
lessons to be learned
reason for the suffering.
sunrise after every stormy night.
our divine Creator
I've been familiar with
struggles and tears
stress and fears...
I'm pretty sure you are too...
More importantly and profoundly,
Jesus is familiar with our griefs and pain.
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 53:3 New International Version (©1984)
"We are not “acquainted with grief” in the same way our Lord was acquainted with it. We endure it and live through it, but we do not become intimate with it." ~ Oswald Chambers
I believe Jesus became intimate with grief through the cross, but also by living on this earth, like we do. He really understands what it's like when we suffer and we hurt.
He "gets" us when we suffer and we hurt.
Don't we all long for someone to just "get" us?