Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good. God, in his foreknowledge, chose them to bear the family likeness of his Son, that he might be the eldest of a family of many brothers.

Romans 8:28-29 (PHILLIPS)


This is what it must be
to be like Jesus.
In that, at least,
I do find comfort.

This world is not so different
from what it was back then.
Good people still get crucified
for doing what is right.

But you had a plan, God.
Through Jesus good came from bad.
For those who believe
he brought forgiveness of sins.

As in the past, Lord,
you still have purpose for our pain.

“In all things God works for the good
of those who love him.”  (Romans 8:28)