Last night we had a meeting of the minds in the boy’s bedroom. Three boys, scattered clothes and toys, Mom and Dad.
There was a problem in the bedroom…and the evidence was all over the floor.
I think we know that if mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy. So Mom had called me in as backup…and that meant she was serious.
The meeting was called to order, the case was made clearly and thoroughly and the boys were given an ultimatum.
Clean it up…now…or else.
You guessed it, they cleaned it up.
Now it is possible that someone could have arrived at the tail end of the meeting and wondered why our precious little boys were being treated unjustly…however, it would not take long to fill in the details and realize they were on the verge of suffering because they had been irresponsible and disrespectful.
There are times when suffering is just (the case of the boy’s bedroom) and there are other times when suffering is unjust.
This Sunday, we are going to study unjust suffering. In 1 Peter 2:18-25, we learn that the persecuted Christians were undergoing unjust persecution and are told that is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
In our Scripture for this Sunday, we are given encouragement about how to both survive and thrive when circumstances and situations may be unjust.