The usual sightings on my way to Resonate Village.
I guess what I'd like to talk about today is an analogy I heard a couple weeks ago.
It was, of course, a Hot Rod analogy.
So you know the part when he's falling, and falling, and falling down that hill?
He makes it to the bottom, and "after suffering an extremely long and very painful fall" he came to a realization.
The light bulb turned on.
The analogy is that when we are going through a rough patch in our lives, that seems endless, and utterly terrible,
we don't always realize until we get to the end of it why it was worth the experience.
God shows us things about ourselves during hardships.
It sucks being in the pits, but when that sudden realization comes at the end of it all,
it makes it completely worth it.
2 Corinthians 1:3 TLB
What a wonderful God we have -- He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.