“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” — Romans 8:18
My knees are weak, and fresh tears fall like hot wax on my cheeks, at the beautiful irony of our faith.
And this is how my Lenten heart can rejoice in my sufferings:
Because I’ve smelled the stench of death,
I know Your sweet perfume.
Because I know the cross of Christ,
I know the empty tomb.
Lord Jesus, Yes, I can rejoice in my sufferings. For if I’d never felt the sting of sin and pain and sorrow, I wouldn’t know what it was for you to overwhelm me with your love and grace. I love you. Amen.
(Highlighted words link to some of my favorite Biblical passages, over at www.biblegateway.com.)
Each Wednesday, I join Ann Voskamp as we consider spiritual practices that draw us nearer to the heart of God. This week we consider: Hungering for God. Will you join us over at Ann’s?