This life is a mixture of the beautiful and the bitter. The beautiful reminds us of the generosity of God’s grace to sinners and the indescribable inheritance that he has prepared for those who love him. The beautiful points us to the beyond. The bitter does too. God wants us to feel the pain of the curse so that we won’t become too attached to the things of this world and that we would find our only joy and confidence in Jesus Christ. Jesus entered our bitterness so that by his death he might bring us to the beyond to enjoy the unimaginable bounty of the beautiful unmixed by the bitterness of the bleak.
Read 2 Kings 4:8-37