"If we are really following Jesus, we will go to the hard places. Being a Christ follower means being acquainted with sorrow. Because we must know sorrow to be able to fully appreciate JOY. Joy costs pain, but the pain is worth it.
So, we go. This is where our family is today and where I hope to stay- loving, because HE first loved US. Going into the pit, entering into the sorrow because HE entered for US first and because by HIS grace, redemption is on the other side - again, and again, and again."
"For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on HIM, but also to suffer for HIM."
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief."
- Ecclesiastes 1:18