On this Good Friday 2018 the words of the late Anglican minister, John W. Stott, come to mind: “I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross.” “In a real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?”
Hebrews 4:15-16: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Is there any other religion or worldview whose leader and founder offers what Jesus offers — to come alongside us humans in our struggles and adversity — as a fellow sufferer?!
“No one understands like Jesus, When the days are dark and grim. No one is so near, so dear as Jesus; Cast Your every care on Him.” (John W. Peterson)