Friday, November 5th, 2010. Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.
There is a legend about a grandfather clock that stood in a corner for three generations, faithfully ticking off the minutes, hours and days—its means of operation was a heavy weight suspended by a double chain. One of its new owners, believing that an old clock should not bear such a load, released the weight. Immediately, the ticking stopped. According to the legend, the clock asked, “Why did you do that?” The owner replied, “I wanted to lighten your burden.” “Please put my weight back,” replied the clock. “That is what keeps me going.”
How boring and mundane our lives would be without the challenges and opportunities we face in our vocations, our families, and just in life in general. Remember these words from the writer of James 1:2-4:
“Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.”Our trials are what keeps us going.
"God, thank You for our daily trials which make us stronger.
Our God is an awesome God.
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