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What Color Will it Be?

September 8, 2018

And to quote C. S. Lewis — “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”

A Pastor's Heart

Chihuly Glass – The Garden

The apostle Paul had a unique view of suffering. Having lived through imprisonment, shipwrecks, floggings and personal attacks he wrote to the new church start in Rome: “We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5

I wish I could say that I always have that same attitude that Paul carried with him. Most often I grumble and complain when suffering arrives on my doorstep. I’m far more in tune with the psalmist who never fears complaining, knowing his complaints are being heard by God. Certain, that in the hearing, God would be a source of comfort and strength.

“In my distress I called upon the Lord;

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