For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:22-26)
Today's Morsel: One of the things about pain is that it doesn't have an age limit. Everyone seems to experience it from the earliest stages of life. From babies to the oldest adult, everyone faces it. Because of Adam and Eve's sin in the garden, we now all have to share their pain with them. But because of God's loving-kindness and tender mercies, He would not allow us to suffer alone. He Himself took on flesh and blood, became a man like us, and suffered in pain on an old rugged cross for our salvation. He gave us an example that He too associated with our pain. The next time you are feeling pain, just see it as weakness leaving your body.
Sing: You're going to make it, He already said that you would. He goes before me and heaven is in my view, yes, you're going to make it through.
Thought for Today: Pain is just weakness leaving the body.