100 Words – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: “God Does”

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Emotional Tombs

By Peter Oliver, Olive Branch Marriage and Family Ministry

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.  At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:33-34

Who understands the agonizing conflict between the power of darkness and the gift of light experienced by those who go through separation and divorce?

God does.

Who fully understands the implications of separation and divorce and embraces our confusion and grief?

God does.

And if you are shamed and shunned for choosing to remarry, who hangs on this cross with you?

God does.

When failure defines every aspect of your life, who knows every contour of your experience?

God does.

People begin with the question, “Is it right or wrong?” God begins with “I’m with you in your darkest hour.”

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[This is a weekly blog re-published from www.olivebranchministry.ca with permission from author Peter Oliver. Each post is exactly 100 words.]

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