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.