Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I wish, brothers and sisters, that we could all imitate "the pearl oyster"—A hurtful particle intrudes itself into its shell, and this vexes and grieves it. It cannot reject the evil, but what does it do but "cover" it with a precious substance extracted out of its own life, by which it turns the intruder into a pearl! Oh, that we could do so with the provocations we receive from our fellow Christians, so that pearls of patience, gentleness, and forgiveness might be bred within us by that which otherwise would have harmed us.

—Charles Spurgeon

7 comments:

mark pierson said...

Merry Christmas, Cristina!

Baptist Girl said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Mark!

Jim and Cristina

Maxine said...

I need more of those pearls.

Merry Christmas to you and your family,Cristina.

Maxine said...

I need more of those pearls.

Merry Christmas to you and your family,Cristina.

Beverly said...

How wonderful it would be if we would all take this advice to heart!
Merry Christmas to you and Jim!!

luvvom said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I hope that much healing comes to your family and the joy of feeling His healing touch in every aspect of your and your family's life! Love ya, sarah

Baptist Girl said...

Maxine, Beverly and Sarah,
Thank you all so much, I am so glad to ahve got to know you all through blogging, I always enjoy reading what you all ahve to say.
God Bless you all
Cristina