Christianity isn’t for wimps. Jesus never said it would be easy. In fact, he was clear on the crosses his people would carry and the difficulties they will live through. Life on earth has plenty of suffering and plenty of trials.
But God won’t leave his children to bear it alone. Nor will he let them be the same after they’ve gone through it. Just as physical exertion and exercise make the body stronger, God works through the hard stuff in life to make his children stronger. To help them build resilience. To produce more patient and more understanding character that hopes in something more.
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It can be at church with a powerful message from the Bible. It can be in the middle of the woods or at the edge of a breath-taking canyon. It can be the moment a baby is born. It can be the words of forgiveness and grace. It can be at the cross or across…
The toddler singing. The sunrise. The tulips. A friend’s smile. Your wife’s kiss. Simple, yet beautiful. Here’s one more, and it’s the best of all: God loves you.