We stand before the Lord
like a child with her hand in the candy jar.
who finds he cannot withdraw his hand
without letting go of the candy.
She is unwilling to do this
The candy represents everything we want in life
at that moment.
But he child is helpless
caught between 2 desires
candy vs. freedom.
As he cries, dad comes
realizing her helplessness
he offers a larger, better piece of candy
if she will let go of the piece in the jar.
we call out in our suffering
caught between the goods God of the world
and the good God and his freedom.
God comes to us
presenting the perfect image of love and humanity
in the one we call Christ
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