Sunday, September 8, 2013

~ "There has to be a little rain sometimes..."

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

A friend of mine posted a quote by Robert Browning Hamilton this morning about walking with "Pleasure" and walking with "Sorrow".  Having done both in my life, I understood immediately the hard reality one learns walking with sorrow. 

Loss.  We feel it pull apart our heart.  Sometimes it devastates us.  Sometimes we can work through it.  Eventually we have no choice but to accept it.  The truth is, we've all experienced loss at one time or another.  Some things are harder to let go of than others, yet in order to move forward we must leave the past behind.  

Jesus tells us that we will have sorrow while here on earth - "in the world".  He also reminds us that He has overcome the world and our sorrows WILL end.  His death and resurrection made the way for us to spend eternity with Him in heaven.  Our broken hearts and sorrow filled lives will be gone and we will be in a place that knows no pain or sorrow.  How amazing to think that one man took on everything for me!  He took on everything for you!  How blessed we are that one man felt we were worth something more than sorrow, pain humiliation and death!  He did all of that for each of us.  What are you willing to do for Him?