Connie and I attended the 90th birthday celebration of her out-of-town aunt this past weekend. Being such a special occasion, relatives from many locales, in and out of the country, gathered to celebrate. During the special weekend, I asked the special honoree to share one point of wisdom with me. I knew this retired missionary nurse, being the mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother of multi-generations had much knowledge.
Hardly blinking an eye before answering my wisdom question, she replied: “This, too, shall pass.” For someone who had faithfully served alongside her husband on the mission field; birthed and raised children in a challenging, third world location; lost a young son to death; later survived widowhood and endured ongoing physical challenges, her words rang true. She hopefully attested that present hardships do not last forever. Her quick response faithfully proclaimed her long lived Christian faith.
I am reminded that despite our current afflictions believers in Christ are assured that this present time of difficulties will surely pass; and our life through Him promises to brighten even the darkest path.
Thank you, Aunt Marje, for that reminder!