Most of us like to avoid pain at all costs. But world-famous surgeon Paul Brand will tell you that pain is an important and valuable tool our bodies have to tell us what is wrong.
“Would you go through all the pain of childbirth again, just to be able to have that beautiful child of yours?” For most mothers, the answer to this question is obvious.
This account from a medical doctor details the physical suffering of crucifixion: “The legionnaire … drives a heavy, square, wrought-iron nail
“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain.
When you see sin in a blatant form it is easy to react. We can become sad, angry, confused, and display a variety of emotions. Deep down, we know that sin is wrong.
“You don’t really know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.”- Timothy Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
In the film The Fellowship of the Ring, the elf queen Galadriel says, “And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.
The idea of trusting God despite the pains of are echoed in the hit song “Thy Will” by Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. The singer-songwriter told Good Morning America