Of course, these are hard things to contemplate, both the memory of sorrows past as well as the prospect of pains that may yet lie in our future. . . Have past sorrows shackled you like so many cold, heavy chains? Christian, child of God, throw them off. Cry out to Christ, ‘Set me free!’ Run to him with all the sorrows you have ever known. They will not be too much for him to handle. Run to him, and keep running until you meet him in the world to come. Like Bunyan’s pilgrim, run and cry, ‘Life! life! eternal life!’
Paul Wolfe, Setting Our Sights on Heaven: Why It’s Hard and Why It’s Worth It, p. 105.
Sorrows? Run to Jesus!
October 10, 2012 by John Knight