Sunday Thought

 

 

Crown of Beauty Art Credit

 

“When a person who suffers reaches a point where he can be calm and carefree, inwardly smiling at his own suffering and no longer asking God to be delivered from it, then the suffering has accomplished its blessed ministry, perserverance has “finished its work” (James 1:4), and the pain of the crucifixion has begun to weave itself into a crown.  It is in this experience of complete suffering that the Holy Spirit works many miraculous things deep within our soul.”  (from Streams in the Desert)

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