Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Light is always costly and comes at the expense of that which produces it. An unlit candle does not shine, for burning must come before the light. And we can be of little use to others without a cost to ourselves. Burning suggests suffering, and we try to avoid pain...

When we are set aside to suffer...we feel we are no longer of any use and are accomplishing nothing.

Yet if we will be patient and submissive, it is almost certain we will be a greater blessing to the world around us during our time of suffering and pain than we were when we thought we were doing our greatest work. Then we are burning, and shining brightly as a result of the fire.

Many people want the glory without the cross, and the shining light without the burning fire, but crucifixion comes before coronation."

- L.B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert

1 Peter 1:3-9


  1. WOW! That's beautiful and very thought provoking at the same time! Thanks for sharing. I found your blog address in the May babytalk 2011 issue btw. Thank you for sharing your experiences with others. I don't know many women who haven't been affected in some way by the loss of a child. It's never easy.

  2. Very beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing your story, I'm a new follower and look forward to reading!