In his absence
By Daneen James
Why are there over three billion search results for "books written on love"?
What makes the Bible, a book about God, the best-selling book of all time?
Regardless of the issue, situation, person or circumstance, everything comes back to love.
Here's a story that illustrates this point beautifully. (https://www.inspirationalstories.eu/?s=love)
A university professor asked his students a question, "Did God create everything that exists?" One student answered bravely, "Yes, God created it all."
The professor quickly replied, "If God created everything, then that means God created evil, because it exists". The student got quiet after hearing that answer. Then another student got up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?" The professor answered confidently, "Of course it exists, didn’t you ever get cold? The young man said, "Actually, sir, according to the laws of physics, cold doesn’t exist. We created that word to describe what we feel at the absence of heat." The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist? Certain he was right this time, the professor responded, "Yes, it surely does."
"Sir, you are wrong again," replied the student. We can study the light, but not the darkness. People use darkness to describe what happens in the absence of light." Finally, the young man asked, "Professor, does evil exist?" The professor timidly responded, "Of course, as I have already said. We see it every day. Cruelty among people, crimes and violence around the world. These examples are nothing other than the manifestations of evil." The student paused and then said, "God didn't create evil. Evil – is the result of the absence of Godly love in a human heart. It’s like the cold, which comes when there is no heat, or like the darkness, which comes when there is no light."
God is the very essence of love. Love prospers in His presence and fades in His absence. As the instruments of God, our task is to live so that others feel His presence and experience His love through us. Each time we are kind, patient, giving, and compassionate (with ourselves and others) love flourishes within us and floods into our world.
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