Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 301, November 1

Linda Evans Shepherd -- If God's own Son didn't get through life without pain and difficulties, why do we expect to do so?

Have you ever wondered, "Why me?"  Why was I singled out for ----- (fill in the blank)?   A dear friend, who has endured more than her share of troubles, once related her experience of asking herself, "Why NOT me?"

Why should I, why should any of us, feel that we should get out of this life without experiencing heartache, pain, loneliness, loss, and other difficulties?  The Father loved and loves His Son more than His own life, but Christ suffered beyond our comprehension.  The scriptures tell us that He suffered so intensely in the Garden that he bled from every pore. What's more, He suffered for us.

This I know for sure:  our own suffering pales in comparison to that of Christ.  That we suffer at all is but a faint reminder of what He endured for each of us.

1 comment:

  1. What a great concept. Thanks for reminding us of this.