Friday, October 24, 2008

E.R. Stat !

Kickin' it old school in the picture department. It really struck me that for a Christian suffering can be like open heart surgery. Like a rib spreader, it can be God's way of opening us up, making us take a look and address what we've turned a blind eye to.
Like Emeril with a "BAM!" the Old Testament's Book of Sirach just puts it out there, the fact that we WILL suffer: "My son, when you come to serve the LORD, prepare yourself for trials...Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great. Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient. For in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation. Trust God and he will help you; make straight your ways and hope in him" (Sirach 2:1-6).

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