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The Sweetness of Jesus

I am compelled by the individual stories in Tim Keller’s Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering. This one by a woman whose husband has ALS was particularly compelling.

Her summary was wise and wonderful and it brought me to tears because of my own experiences over the last three months.

I see how intense sorrow and intense sweetness are mingled together. The depth and richness of life has come in suffering. How much I have learned and how much sweeter Jesus is to me now.

That is a weighty thing to write for a woman whose husband hasn’t been able to speak for eight years. God’s compelling grace and abundant love are staggering things to those who know him. I’m glad for that.