Then & There

“The deepest spiritual lessons come through suffering.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Shattering events cause our wills to reject this truth. We find ourselves caught between the question marks. Why did… What do I… How will I ever…?

Over and over again in Scripture, the images of suffering are deep water, hot fire, dark valleys, dry land.

Not exactly happy adjectives. But a happy ending. Perhaps not on earth, but certainly in heaven.

Because the ending is Christ himself.

We will rejoice as we know in full the power of His resurrection and the participation in his sufferings, because – then and there – we will be like Him. (Phillipians 3:10-12)


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