There’s not always a reason to rejoice in our current circumstances. So this phrase in Romans 12:12 strikes home. We are to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer. It down-poured again last night. I’m not a farmer, but I feel for them as I look around with quarters of farmable land under water. There are so many people facing other crises of health, resources, relationships, etc. The Christian rejoices in what is not yet, stays patient, and prays! Romans 12:9-13 really sums up what matters in the Christian life.

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