If there is one universal element that unites people everywhere, it is the fact that everyone experiences pain. No one is exempt from it. You might say that pain is the price we pay for being alive. Job, no stranger to pain, once observed that “Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down; he flees also as a shadow, and continues not.” Our anguish and hurt do not go unnoticed by our Maker. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus stated that God is concerned when a sparrow falls to the ground; how much more when we, made in our Creator’s image, suffer and fall.
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