The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has brought our nation eye-to-eye with evil once again. It brings up the well-worn question of “Why do bad things happen?” which we usually answer with an equally well-worn answer of “We live in a fallen world.” This is true, but what does it mean? And even more personally, why do bad things hurt?
This exercise (CLICK HERE) is intended to give perspective on the Fall and personal pain—helping you step into each loss noted in Genesis 3 and think how we experience that loss in practical, daily ways. The exercise will show how the hurts, temptations, and frustrations that we experience daily can be easily traced back to Genesis 3. This might help you accept the position of this world and be more desperate for the grace, strength, and peace that God readily dispenses.