The follwing is an excerpt from one of the blogs that Robin follows.
"Love is the greatest because even when the pain comes, and it will because pain is the underbelly of love, nothing can ever steal love's joy. Even when the love seems gone, a memory, the joy of that memory still remains, always. And so the love remains forever."
Pain is a very real part of life. Our family has had it's share of pain in the past couple of years. CS Lewis tells us that the line between true grief and self pity is fine. It is hard to see that line sometimes....
Robin, our children, and myself continue to live in faith and continue to seek God's will. Our devotions, our family time is all more precious than ever before. Almost without fail, our son "Baby Willie" is mentioned by one of the children when our family gathers for prayer.
The quote above can truly be described as "bittersweet".
I am thankful that God is sovereign. That He is in control. I am thankful that I can lay my sorrow at His feet.
We have been reading Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening. Many of the devotions stress the balance between highs and lows in our service to God. That we need to praise Him daily, whether we are in the valleys or on the mountain tops.
So we do.