One of the hardest things to explain in the world is pain and suffering. It seems that the earth abounds with evil and there are constant repercussions of sin which seem to never end. The Bible tells us at the end of Genesis 1 that “God saw all He had made, and it was very good.” Very good? Apparently the world was much different at one point than it is today. There must have been no death or pain or evil to be had at the time. But something changed. Something took the world from perfection to imperfection, from very good to full of wickedness.
In Genesis 3, sin enters into the world. It’s the first time people would disobey God and seek their own glory above His glory. Romans 5 says it this way, “…sin entered the world through one man and death through sin.” Death now comes and pain comes and suffering comes and the evil intentions of the heart come. We see all of this, yet we long for something more. There must be something more.