Prayer Reflection: Day 5

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! – Matthew 23:37 KJV

A while back I visited the colosseum, and I could almost feel the cruelty in the walls. The Romans were entertained by suffering. Not only did Jesus suffer on the cross, He was put on display.

Rejection from someone we are trying to help is hard, but at the end of the day, we need to understand that God gave us freedom of choice and we can’t control anyone.

It’s human nature to ask God to relieve or remove our suffering, but it takes extraordinary character to ask God’s will be done, even if it might entail more pain.

In today’s popular culture, we celebrate attracting into our lives what we want, but we rarely hear people celebrating God’s will being done, especially if it goes against our wishes.

May God’s will be done, and His sacrifice is more than any of us has ever sacrificed. Amen.

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