Understanding his suffering...

As a young man enters the trials of fatherhood, his love and appreciation for his own father grows.

In the same way, as we start to suffer with Christ, our love and appreciation grows for our own saviour grows. We appreciate his sacrifice and the pain that he went through more as we begin to feel it ourselves. And so our intimacy and affection grows.

Christ’s sufferings grows sweeter as we share in them. His sacrifice becomes more beautiful as we live it out.

“I want to know Christ, and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship sf sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.” (Phil 3:10-11)

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