bethie (notesfromhome) wrote in crossreferences,

out of the silence she emerges with a faint smile

i apologize for not havig posted here in forever and a day. things have been a bit... er... crazy here as of late. however, i was doing my Bible study with this guy i've been seeing and we came across something in romans that really struck us both.

Romans 5:1-8

Therefor, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that we rejoice in our suffering knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character and character hope and hope does not dissapoint us because God's Lovehas been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.

While we were still weak at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man- though perhaps for a good man one shall dare to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

while i was typing this something new occurred to me. I'm sitting here at Josh's computer, listening to Selah and being lovingly harrassed by his neice and nephews. The part up there about rejoicnig in our suffering struck a new chord with me though. I've had a lot of garbage going on in my life this last week or so. It's been crazy. Enough suffering to share. but Christ died for those of us who are wreched. If we did not have suffering and sin, why would He even bother? what would be the need to redeem someone who is flawless anyway? so sitting here, missing Josh, in an unfamiliar house with an unfamiliar family, i have a new feeling in my heart. I am glad I suffer. Why? Cuz Christ died and rose again just for me. :)

Just had to share that.
More soon. God Bless you all.
xo xo
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