God: allowed it for a reason (the cross)…
Matthew 27:29 (KJV) “And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews”!
The word of God states that the cross is foolishness to those who do not believe; I would ask myself today what does the cross do to you? Truth be told, it creates cracks in my heart that brings tears that want to go on forever.
A person, a life, someone with integrity and seamless love had such love for me when I was formless, yet made a sacrifice so that I could have life and that in abundance. He died on a cross and did it with the foreknowledge that it would be painful, shameful, degrading and lonely.
All those words we hate on a daily basis, yet He understood that for me, you: US, it was necessary. When you look at the cross today, is it any more understood as a tool of love?