July 27, 2018

Embrace Suffering

“For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 1:5 There’s an old French story wherein a young man, who hates going to school, wanders into the forest and meets a little old lady, who gifts to him a silver ball with a golden thread. She tells him that it’s a magical ball and that the golden thread is representative of his life. Whenever he encounters a season or situation that he doesn’t want to live through, he just pulls the thread and it’s magically over, kind of like fast-forwarding. Excitedly, the boy takes the ball back to class and to his delight, he is able to speed through all of his courses directly to summer vacation. It works so well that he keeps doing it, and he ends up employing the golden string for his whole life;

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