Thursday, December 22, 2005

Do you feel this way about The Church?

"...for I felt that I could not be happy without fellowship with the people of God. I wanted to be wherever they were, and if anybody ridiculed them, I wished to be ridiculed with them, and if people had an ugly name for them, I wanted to be called by that ugly name, for I felt that, unless I suffered with Christ in His humiliation, I could not expect to reign with Him in His glory."

-C.H. Spurgeon, The Early Years, p. 145.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I have read this several times. Each time I read it, one word comes to mind. "Ouch"

Especially the last part: "for I felt that, unless I suffered with Christ in His humiliation, I could not expect to reign with Him in His glory."

suffering in humiliation- I am too busy clinging to "my rights"!

That is really convicting! Thank you so much for sharing!

In Christ alone,

Sarah