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:苦难(2020.11.15)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年11月15日 14:23

除了我的软弱以外,我并不夸口。—— 哥林多后书 12:5

Yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.—2 Corinthians 12:5

爱德华·耶德逊博士在纽约耶德逊纪念教堂的献堂典礼上谈到他的父亲艾多奈拉姆·耶德逊时,说到苦难总是与成功相伴。如果你的成功没有经历苦难,那是因为你的前人已经历了苦难;如果你经历了苦难,却没有成功,那么你的后人将会成功。

哀恸的人能够喜乐,他们喜乐是因为他们知道痛苦,患难和缺乏乃是在新创造完成前的辛劳,是在新生命出生前的阵痛。上帝——这位最伟大的艺术家同时用光和暗来创造出这件杰出而神圣的艺术品,这便是他们喜乐的源泉。

他们能在软弱上夸口,在流泪后有微笑,在忧伤中有歌唱,因为他们知道神的道路,我们若能忍耐,也必和他一同作王。

Dr. Edward Judson, in speaking of the life of his father, Adoniram Judson, at the dedication of the Judson Memorial Church in New York City, said, “Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.”

Happy are they that mourn. They can be happy because they know that their pain, their distress, and their privation are the travail of a new creation, the birth pangs of a better world. They can be happy if they are aware that the Master Artist, God, is employing both light and shadow to produce a masterpiece worthy of divine artistry.

They can also glory in their infirmities, smile through their tears, and sing in the midst of their sorrow, because they realize that in God’s economy, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him.”

今日祷告:
亲爱的救主,我要学会在苦难中赞美祢。

Prayer for the day:
In suffering I will learn to praise You, loving Savior.


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