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Advantage of Suffering

Because it is not joy that brings the deepest communion, or the closest identification with Christ,
but sorrow.


  1. Yes… So true. And may we find joy in sorrow, because we have fellowship with Him, in bearing the cross…

  2. Mmm… yes. Needed that reminder.

  3. Amen… and what a privilege to follow in His footsteps…

  4. Amen! Yes. I wouldn't want it easier–no suffering and sorrow. Through all this "He has a song to teach us, and when we have learned it amid the shadows of affliction we can sing it ever afterward." Oh, how I long to know that song through and through. There truly is joy in suffering, and such a closeness to our Father than can't otherwise be obtained.

  5. Reference to quote: "Help in Daily Living" page 10.

  6. Yes. And it doesn't just stand on the individual platform, either. It goes for families, too. And when families draw closer to Christ, something happens, and they draw closer to each other too.

  7. amazing thought.

    I have a QUICK link for you to look at. Sound familiar? You never know, do you, how far and wide the circles of your influence reaches… God bless you for being willing to share.

  8. Love, love, love it!! 🙂

  9. It is a super short clip but anyway, I have another where they are practicing and the baby – 6 months old, decided to "sing" with them. Amazing Love is the first SONG the little Duckling has ever sung 🙂 Such a good song for a first.

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