The Fire

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation….


When the pain seems to suffocate you and leave you no place to breathe, He is there. When the agony of loss quiets your voice and tempers everything with darkness, He is there. When things seem to make no sense and keep spiraling out of control, He is there. When the mundane life things echo…