One in Christ’s SUFFERING

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, (Philippians 3:10)

When it comes to the fullness of life found in Christ, it is easy to say, “I am one in Christ.” But when it comes to taking up His cross—when it comes to walking in His path of self-effacement and humiliation and rejection and anguish and death—are we as willing to say, “I am one in Christ”?

May it be that when life gets hard, we be found all the more trusting in Christ, all the more yielding to Him. May it also be that when we get wounded, even crushed, we be all the more—and with gladness—cling to the Cross, to Christ.