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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Every Sorrow Has A Mission

The following is from J. R. Miller and a message entitled Making The Most Of Life in 1891.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. - John 15:2

Every sorrow has a mission. It comes to us, as God's messenger--with a message! Of lessons to be learned in sorrow, the first always is submission. A strong, abiding confidence that all the trials, sorrows, and losses of our lives are parts of our Father's husbandry--ought to silence every question, quiet every fear, and give peace and restful assurance to our hearts in all their pain. We cannot know the reason for the painful strokes—but we know that He who holds the pruning-knife is our Father! That ought always to be enough for us to know.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. - John 15:2
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