Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No Pain But Champagne

One of my son's friends told him on Facebook, “let your only pain be champagne my brotha.

I like it because it shows a close friendship wishing his friend a happy life with no pain except having life occasions for toasting champagne.

But if; when tears are in your eyes, remember these words.

Psalm 56:8

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your Book (of tears).”

Romans 8:18

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Everyone endures some degree of suffering in this earthly life, some much more than others. There is no pain like the pain caused when a spouse files for divorce and abandons. There is no sense of loss as that of losing one’s loved ones. It is difficult to continue in life when one's health is poor and pain is a constant companion. There is nothing more frustrating than jealous and malicious co-workers who enjoy harassing and making one's life more difficult on a daily basis. There is nothing more disappointing than to have one's plans for the future destroyed. Living can so easily turn into surviving in this frail world in which we dwell. There is no guarantee of success, happiness, or health in life. The only guarantee is problems and death.

All of our present sufferings in this world cannot be compared to the glory (honor and dignity) which shall be revealed in us through Christ Jesus. Whereas this world hates, curses, despises and rejects us because we are God's children, the Bible promises in Romans 8:17 that we will be glorified with Christ in Heaven. We are joint-heirs together with Jesus Christ. Amen!

Romans 8:7

"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."

We are not worthy of such honor, but God in His wondrous mercy has made us joint-heirs with Jesus by means of His blood sacrifice.

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