A brave ten year old boy grabbed one of the crackers topped with horseradish and other bitter herbs. Suddenly, he grabbed for both his throat and a glass of water. The bitter herbs had arrived.
When I became a Christian, I thought life would be wonderful for ever, until I ran into bitter herbs and learned by experience that suffering comes to God’s children too.
However, I also learned that same God who cared enough to die on the cross for our sin cares enough to take care of us even through our bitter herb times.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. (Habakkuk 3:17-18, KJV)
Prayer – Thanks Lord, we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ (From 2 Corinthians 1-2) Amen.