Did you hear about the man suing his parents for giving him birth? It was on the news. I’m not making this up! He is part of a movement called anti-natalism. They teach bringing children into this world invites suffering – so they advocate no procreation.
I’m not sure if they’ve thought that through. The man says he was not consulted about being born, so he’s suing.
We might laugh – or groan over such nonsense, but this movement did get something right. Humanity involves suffering.
Now from a worldly perspective that’s bleak. But from a biblical perspective it is redemptive. God is involved in our suffering – every bit of it. What is he doing? We might not know the answers, but we are encouraged to find him in our pain.
Eric Perkins and I discussed some time ago about co-teaching a class on suffering. We’re entitling it, “Count It All Joy.” Now folks, I know we are bucking the national trend by having Sunday School and Bible classes prior to our service. But don’t you think coming one hour before the service to hear God’s Word, to sit under its teaching, to engage with others is worth it? I do. And there isn’t a topic more applicable to us. We all experience heartache. How does God want us to handle such?
What does his Word teach us about suffering? The class is for all adults and will meet in the auditorium at 9:30. We look forward to seeing you there next Sunday.