The weekend’s over?

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.

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