Life offered the warning, but they chose to ignore it. They believed they were owed the right to happiness, not just the pursuit of it.
The layoff notice arrived.
The stock market crashed.
The lover betrayed.
The doctor called.
The surprise shocked their sensibilities. “How could this happen?” they asked. They blamed God with shaking fists and cried, “Unfair!”
Yet, God gazed at them and opened wide His arms. He waited for their broken hearts to turn toward the heavens. Peace is what He offered them.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (NIV)
Seeking the Mystery,