Note: Kevin’s story deals with the theme of suicide and may not be appropriate for younger readers/viewers. Discretion is advised.
Redemption: God's Greatest Story
I will never forget the pain and agony my family and I experienced when we lost my brother Ryan to suicide last year.
This world is broken, how could God use pain for good?
Well, that is the most difficult story to tell - but it is the story closest to God’s heart.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV).
This verse is given new life when we are touched by death.
After the death of Jesus Christ there was no celebration, there was deep mourning. Satan had thought that he had won. A suffocation had consumed the world.
The death of Christ was the most painful death of this world. But we have a God who is good, and a God who will fight to use all things for His good and glory.
The death and resurrection of Jesus is now and will forever be the greatest miracle of this world. The battle is won, Christ is risen my brothers and sisters.
So, how can God use our pain for good? I’m not sure. But if we listen for His whisper, and if we obey and pursue Him, we will find out.