Well, the weekend is over, can you believe it? I’d be tempted to say “Oh man, another Monday? This sucks.” Or maybe say, “Oh crud, I don’t wanna go to work.”
Yes, I’ve been guilty of saying just those very words. And not too long ago, mind you. Anyway, this morning, I got a neat question in my email about Hope (Romans 5:1-5) and it got me thinking about something in those words: “Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
When did we ever learn a lesson when it wasn’t as a result of some sore of event through which we persevered? It’s my prayer that this economic unrest through which we’re currently struggling, that we, as a nation, can come out stronger and more hopeful.