Saturday, May 22, 2010

No Pain, No Gain?

The cry of men's anguish went up unto God:
"Lord, take away pain!
The shadow that darkens the world Thou hast made,
The close-clinging chain that strangles the heart,
the burden that weighs on the wings that would soar --
Lord, take away pain from the world Thou hast made,
That it would love Thee the more."
Then answered the Lord
to the cry of His world:
"Shall I take away pain?
And with it the power of the soul to endure,
made strong by the strain?
Shall I take away pity that knits heart to heart,
and sacrifice high?
Will you lose all your heroes
that lift from the fire white brows to the sky?
Shall I take away love that redeems with a price
and smiles at its loss?
Can ye spare from the lives that would climb
unto Mine
the Christ on His cross?"
-author unknown

For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10

And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you. 1 Peter 5:10

Keep praying, Y'all!!

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