神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:顺境和逆境​(2019.11.19)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2019年11月19日 12:59

你们就是为义受苦,也是有福的。彼前3:14

If you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed.1 Peter 3:14

所有的绘画精品一定包含光和影的元素。通过光与影的衬托和对比,艺术家可以突出自己的主题,并展示美和个性。一个幸福的生活,并不是只有晴天白日,而是有阴有晴,这样才有精彩。痛苦和逼迫同样是一种祝福,因为正是在这样的幕布背景下,彰显着耶稣基督的光芒。伟大的音乐家们,都知道从悲伤中找到灵感。美国著名盲人音乐家、传教士芬尼克罗斯比Fanny Crosby ),因着对基督的信,用她什么都看不见的双眼,看见了基督的信心和灵光,远远胜于我们有正常视力的人。她所创作的福音歌曲,极大地感染了我们的心灵和生命。

保罗和西拉就是在腓立比的监牢中,不顾枷锁和鞭伤,不畏艰难,高歌颂主。他们在痛苦和逼迫中的忍耐和信心,不仅激励了他们自己,也改变了狱吏和他的全家。

不要轻看上帝给你的生活带来的一些阴影和磨难。他同样可以让它成为一件伟大的生活艺术品。

All the masterpieces of painting contain both light and shadow. By them the artist highlights certain features of his subject, and the provide contrast and harmony to reveal beauty or character.

A happy life is not one filled only with sunshine, but one that uses both light and shadow to produce beauty. Suffering or persecution can become a blessing because they can form a dark backdrop for the radiance of the Christian life. The greatest musicians as a rule are those who know how to bring song out of sadness. Fanny Crosby, her spirit aglow with faith in Christ, saw more with her sightless eyes than most of us do with normal vision. She gave us some of the great gospel songs that cheer our hearts and lives.

Pail and Silas sang a song of praise at midnight in a rat-infested jail in philippi, their feet in sticks, their backs raw from the jailer’s whip. But their patience in suffering and persecution led to the conversion of the heathen prison warden and his family.

Don’t despise the shadows God brings into your life. He can use them to produce a master piece.


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