Tag Archives: sorrows

Scripture at Sunrise 02.04.2021

“And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.” -Genesis 35:19-21

“Rachel died and was buried. . . . And Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. . . . Israel journeyed on.” Genesis 35:19–21

Israel, having lost his best beloved on earth, journeyed on. Losses and sorrows don’t stop you. They go with you. You leave a pillar. You carry the pain.@JohnPiper

Scripture at Sunrise 9.29.2016

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” -Romans 8:18

“While other worldviews lead us to sit in the midst of life’s joys, foreseeing the coming sorrows, Christianity empowers its people to sit in the midst of this world’s sorrows, tasting the coming joy.” -Tim Keller via Shane & Shane on Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 2.19.09

“…’My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  -2 Corinthians 12:9

“If you have shallow sorrows you will receive shallow graces. If you have deep afflictions you will obtain deeper proof of God’s faithfulness.” —Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters.

[via Josh Harris]