Redeeming the world from suffering must include redeeming the heart from sin. Suffering will end when sin is defeated. And that is why Jesus came into the world – to redeem us from our suffering and sin. Would you say that you live in the conscious knowledge that the Son of God loves you and gave Himself for you? But knowing only will not change your life. You need faith in Him and therefor have to preach the gospel to yourself everyday.
We are looking at the love story of a king who loves his bride as a lens through which to look at the love of Christ for His own people and particularly the experiences that we have when God seems to be far away.
Do you feel the love of Christ for you arising out of His great sympathy, seen in the strength of His resolve, through every difficulty, despite of every deficiency, and even through the worst of disloyalty?