"I do not always have the answers which help me make sense of things, because God’s purposes are often accomplished through the very opposite of what I would deem necessary, or desirable. For example, my dad commits suicide and God uses the action which Luther the Reformer would call “alien” to His nature to result in action that “belongs” to His nature: namely, my family’s deepening dependance upon Jesus to be our treasure and unshakable foundation. We are given “the privilege to suffer for [Christ]” (Phil 1:29). This seemingly backwards “foolishness” is first and foremost seen at the cross, where God the Father wills the suffering of God the Son, for his ultimate glorification and our redemption."
— Levi Macallister