5-12-15 Worth the Weight

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For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,

worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV

            ~~~~~~~~~~~

We strain beneath the stress of misery;

Our bodies and our minds begin to fail.

Though as we age we have our memory,

Yet also it plays tricks on us as well.

No matter what may happen to us here,

Disease or loss of limb or far much worse,

And even when we face men’s final fear,

We’ll know that we are not within the hearse.

The glory that awaits the child of God

Is worth all of the anguish of this place.

No matter how severe we’re crushed and clawed,

It can’t outlive the splendor of His Grace.

            If we knew all the joy this next life brings,

            We never would complain about a thing.

            ~~~~~~~~~~~

 

sonnet #358

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2 comments on “5-12-15 Worth the Weight

  1. Dorothy Sittler says:

    Hebrews 12:2 says that we are to look toward JESUS WHO is The AUTHOR and FINISHER of our faith, WHO for the joy that was set before HIM, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of GOD.

    We cannot begin to imagine how hard this was for JESUS. We only have the perspective of our own lives to work with but HE did it on all our behalves at the same time. It is BIGGER than anything than I can think of. HallELuJAH! What a SAVIOUR!

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