20th August 2020

“It’s not Fair.”

That has been a common cry from hurt and frustrated pupils and their teachers following the exam results debacle this week. Many people have been left with a sense of hurt and injustice, which feelings I share and understand. Then my mind went to Malawi and to a visit I made to a Primary School where there were no desks. No seats, No books. No pencils. “It’s not Fair” they could have said (but didn’t!)

Life is not fair. Some inevitably get on better than others. Some get lucky and others lose out. Some inherit money. Others receive none. Some have good health. Others do not.
“It’s not Fair.”

Christian people at home and in Malawi are not exempt from this unfairness. It is the common experience of life in a broken, fallen world. Christian people though do have something that unbelievers do not enjoy. A sense of God’s presence through the hurt.

An awareness that Jesus shares the feelings of injustice. A consciousness that eventually (in this life or the next) all wrongs will be put right and “All things work together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28.

It wasn’t fair when Jesus went to the cross to bear the penalty for our sins. But he did so willingly, so that sinful human beings such as you and I might experience not merely justice, but grace!

In all the unfairness of life, thank God for Jesus the solid rock.

Most Sincerely,