Today, this author began leading a class on Biblical suffering in my church. Sweet people gathered together to explore a topic much neglected in today’s modern congregations.
As class teacher, I admitted my failures and strivings to become a true servant through the journey of pain. As I heard others share of their times of suffering, I became well aware of my student status in this particular class.
As the body of Christ testifies of God’s help in time of trouble, members of the faith solidify relationships running far deeper than shallow connections. Paul, in Philippians 1:29, assures those in the Christian faith must expect suffering to be the norm. In coming together as Christ’s people, we not only share and comfort one another in His sufferings; we rejoice together in the promises of His eternal plan for good over evil in our lives.