Joy of the Future
|When I was a young child I
remember my Mother saving newspapers. The section that she saved had
poetry. She especially enjoyed the poems by Edgar Guest. When she found
time, she would cut the poem out and put it in a special scrapbook. One
day when I was shopping at my favorite second-hand store I ran across a
treasure. It was a book of poems by Edgar A. Guest published in 1926. I
was so delighted. If my Mother was living she would so be pleased with
such a book. I want to share one of these delightful poems on this
"Soul Food" site. Trust that you too will be inspired.
Trouble is a laughter as
soon as it's done,
Now we know that it is impossible to grow without trials and troubles. The Scripture informs us of such in 1 Peter 1:7, That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:" Then in 2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
Growing is sometimes very painful and gloomy, but in order to be all that Christ would want us to be, we MUST grow. So when you are overwhelmed with burdens and fears and doubts, remember it is "growing time." Joy comes in the morning.