Friday, May 15, 2009

Persecuted, but not forsaken...

Last week, my pastor referred to the video below as an example of being afflicted in every way, but not crushed. The verses he was preaching on are some of my favorite:

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
~2 Corinthians 4:7-11

Watch this poor baby water buffalo. The fact that he runs away at the end is amazing. And if you are feeling alone and attacked today, take courage. The herd is just over the hill, and our God is working to manifest Christ in us!

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