The fruit that we shall not forget was Christ's example of long suffering.
Born into an era of poverty and brutality - by HIS CHOICE - to prove Our Father's love TO US!!!!
First, He volunteered to leave His palaces and come to earth to deliver Us. He faced the full force of satanic oppression for Us.
He exhibited tremendous courage and faithfulness to Our Father for Us.
He walked a life of long suffering and also joyful service for Us.
His suffering was long ago but also LONG BEFORE the cross, for Us.
He dragged His cross up the Via Dolorosa for Me and also You.
He listened and counselled when His thoughts and ways were far above Ours, showing divine patience and gracious teaching, for Us.
He has also listened, prayed and helped Us All ever since to this very day and it is all for You and I.
Lord, let Us be led by the example of Your Son that you gifted Us with. Let Us give You thanks, dear Father, that sometimes Our suffering is spiritual but it is in a most worthy cause. Sometimes Our service is joyous and we accept both examples as set by Jesus. Amen.
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