“These pains and trouble here are like the type which the printers set; as they look now, we have to read them backwards, and they seem to have no sense or meaning in them; but up yonder, when the Lord God prints us off in the life to come, we shall find they make brave reading.”
Luther penned these words on his death bed, amidst the pain and torment of his final illness. The Lord is the mastermind of our lives, choosing the text with extra care, for every word has divine purpose.
So we must not fret when a new letter gets imprinted on our lives, because God is writing something wonderful on the tablets of our heart. But like Luther pointed out, to us it often looks backward or meaningless. Therefore, the question is...
Will we trust our Lord in what He’s writing and not view it from our limited, near-sighted perspective?
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