Friday, April 29, 2011

Not feeling well today

I was not feeling well today, but I was so busy at work that I basically stayed all day and only cme home a little early.  We were planning to go to a Cloverdayle show tonight in Vancouver, but I wasn't feeling well enough.  I was disappointed to miss it.

Last night, I read a quote by Martin Luther King Jr.about suffering that touched me.  He said, "Christianity has always insisted that the cross we bear precedes the crown we wear.  To be a Christian one must take up his cross, with all its difficulties and agonizing and tension-packed content, and carry it until that very cross leaves its mark upon us and redeems us to that more excellent way which comes only through suffering."  I am bearing this cross in order to wear a crown in Heaven later on.

My friend, Sue, sent me Isaiah 61:3.  "to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."  What a comforting thought that God can make beauty from ashes.


  1. I hope you are feeling a little bit better well my friend!

    Many Blessings,