There is compensation in every sorrow, and the sorrow is working out the compensation. It is the cry of the dear old hymn: “ Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee, even though it be a cross that raiseth me.”Joy sometimes needs pain to give it birth. Fanny Crosby could have never written her beautiful hymn, “I shall see Him face to face,” were it not for the fact she had never looked upon the green fields nor the evening sunset nor the kindly twinkle in her mother’s eye. It was the loss or her own vision that helped her to gain her remarkable spiritual discernment.It is the tree that suffers that is capable of polish. When the woodman wants s...


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