Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Romans 5:1-5

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access BY faith into this grace in which we now stand.

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God! Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character , hope. And hope does not disappoiont us, because God has POURED out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us."


I am about to commit this passage to memory (just like Christy!). I want to understand every word of these few sentences. It is the reason we love. God POURED out his love into our hearts, what are we going to do with it now???

Yes we are going to suffer in all kinds of trials, but we must work through those hard times, persevere. There is so much more awaiting for us at the end. If our blessings come as raindrops, it is difficult to understand at the time, however looking back we see clearly how God drew us to His side and surrounded us with compassionate friends and family.

Let us be the hands and feet that comfort the suffering and bring joy to the sad hearted.

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