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painter

Fantastic post..I just came across it randomly :)
pain and suffering can be the greatest teachers sometimes.. Phil.3 talks about knowing Christ in the power of His resurrection and in His suffering..& thats my purpose anyways, to know Him more and more be it in disaster or joy. And death, sometimes its so close we can feel its breath. So may the eternity within our hearts ever increase..like the Psalms say - this life is but a vapour, at best a spreading fragrance..may it be pleasing to Him.

Anthony

Beautiful post.

ben

I have this recurring nightmare, (if you can call it that for it happens in daylight when I am still awake), about losing my loved ones to death someday. It is not something that happens alot, but every once in a while I try to put myself in the position of mourning a wife, or a parent. Without sounding too melodramatic or crazy, I believe it is just a normal worry one has about the people they love the most, and about what would happen if we had to go through the suffering of losing them. Yet, I know that suffering is coming and I believe that maybe it is just another part of life. And that in suffering Christ can be seen just as clearly, maybe even more clearly, than in times of joy. I am rambling, but your post got me thinking.

neal w.

I'm with you, MiT...I can accept that death is part of life and I'm no more entitled to a healthy family than anyone else and I can lose those I love without seeing it as a personal attack from God. How do you cope, how do you continue to function...how do you breathe?

God bless you and your family. Wish I could do more than hurt with you.

Ben From The Rim

Suffering Sucks.
but...
"He suffered death on the cross. But he accepted the shame as if it were nothing because of the joy that God put before Him."
We have no right to claim we're suffering when we consider all that Jesus suffered for us. Even our most desperate and darkest hours could almost be considered a mere moment of inconvenience when we compare it to the sacrifice of God.
I don't say this to be mean. I say this to be strong for my brother in the faith.

HeyJules

Having almost lost my baby brother to brain cancer a few years back, I am finding myself full of empathy for your situation. Unlike you though, I got the happy ending.

I still wonder to this day how changed my family's lives would have been if he had been taken from us back then. I will pray for your family MiT, that they find strenght in their time of need and grace in the middle of the pain. Please let me know if there is any way I can help.

ash

This may be worth reading...

Lorna

friends support you
cry with you
hold you
pick up the slack

that's what it means to be your sister -or brother - in Christ.

I think that helps :)

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