Jesus looked after a woman and healed her on the Sabbath day. He was VIGILANT. Looking after those around him, looking for someone to heal. It’s our turn. Our turn to find someone to love, someone to bring to the cross. Our turn to show them the healing of the Lord. Our turn to be vigilant.
Go out and be vigilant today. Be brave.
We must go through many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God. Acts 14:22
The best things in life are the result of being wounded. Wheat must be crushed before becoming bread, and incense must be burned by fire before it’s fragrance is set free. The earth must be broken with a sharp plow before being ready to receive the seed. And it is a broken heart that pleases God.
Yes, the sweetest joys of life are the fruits of sorrow. Human nature seems to need suffering to make it fit to be a blessing to the world.
If you aspire to be a person of consolation, if you want to share the priestly gift of sympathy, if you desire to go beyond giving commonplace comfort to a heart that is tempted, and if you long to go through the daily exchanges of life with the kind of tact that never inflicts pain, then you must be prepared to pay the price for a costly education-for like Christ, you must suffer.