DAILY DEVOTION - MARCH 23
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.
To be human is to suffer. We make this claim because there is truth in it: indisputable and inexorable. Suffering is woven into the fabric of our humanity. We grapple with it, rebel against it, and pray relief from it. Acutely aware of its torments, the Apostle Paul does not deny it. Rather, he places it in a New Testament perspective, in the Easter context: our suffering cannot compare to the glory Jesus promises us in the gift of eternal life. In our most real life there will be no suffering, no tears, no separation, no sin or guilt. That is what we can consider today.
Let us pray with our CPC sisters and brothers . . .
Lord Jesus, You have purchased us at great cost and in the throes of deepest suffering. We thank You for the sacrifice You made on our behalf, and await the glory Your great and unparalleled gift will bring to us when we stand at heaven’s gate. Amen.