THE HOUSE OF PAIN


“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away.” -Revelation 21:4

I send this out to my special friends… Terri, Nicole, and Lisa.  Be blessed today! -anita

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This goes out to all of you who are suffering and in pain.  Your pain may come from financial stress, marital problems, health issues, and the like; but remember…God is with you!

I know some folks who live in constant pain, but their spirit is so sweet.  They have not let pain turn into bitterness.  They are like a breath of fresh air…always loving, always kind.

The following poem says it well.  Take a look…

Unto the Prison House of Pain none willingly repair—

The bravest who an entrance gain

Reluctant linger there:—

For Pleasure, passing by that door, stays not to cheer the sight,

And Sympathy but muffles sound and banishes the light.

Yet in the Prison House of Pain things full of beauty blow—

Like Christmas roses, which attain

Perfection ‘mid the snow—

Love entering, in his mild warmth the darkest shadows melt,

And often, where the hush is deep, the waft of wings is felt.

Ah, me!  The Prison House of Pain! — What lessons there are bought!

Lessons of a sublimer strain

Than any elsewhere taught;

Amid its loneliness and gloom, grave meanings grow more clear,

For to no earthly dwelling-place seems God so strangely near!

-Florence Earle Coates 1850-1927

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