Monday, January 10, 2011

C.S. Lewis ~ God's Gift of Suffering

“God loves us, so He makes us the gift of suffering. Through suffering, we release our hold on the toys of this world, and know our true good lies in another world. We’re like blocks of stone, out of which the sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much, are what make us perfect. The suffering in this world is not the failure of God’s love for us; it is that love in action. For believe me, this world that seems to us so substantial is no more than the shadlowlands. Real life has not begun yet.”

C.S. Lewis, Shadowlands

2 comments:

Kelle said...

Thank you for sharing this, God knew I needed to read this. What a refreshing passage, since it seems so many Christians today think if you are suffering, you must not be in line with God, otherwise you'd be blessed*sigh*

Blessings to you and yours( a little suffering too*wink*)
Kelle

partialemptynester said...

Oh, so true...such peace and comfort in the thought of this not being the real world!