“Whatever work you do for the Lord, it may be that the greatest contribution you will make to the advance of Christ’s kingdom is to love Him still through pain and suffering. I often say this to people who are battling their way through great sorrow and disappointment. Usually they are surprised. But it’s true. By loving Christ still in pain that is hard to bear and in mysteries you may never understand, you contribute to the advance of Christ’s kingdom in more ways than you know. Cynics are unsettled, believers are strengthened, heaven rejoices, and hell shudders in consternation.” —Colin Smith in Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life
What do you think? Is this true? For my part, I was encouraged and refreshed by it.