Dear SUMC members and friends,
Peace be with you!
Stay well and stay healthy!
Spiritual Vitamins (4/6/2020) by pastor Jerry Cho
“When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
– Job 23:10
Job was a biblical figure who endured great sufferings. He lost his wife, his ten children, his health, and his possessions within a short period of time. He couldn’t wrap his head around this mystery of suffering. His friends were judgmental, saying, “Somehow you are responsible for your bad luck. You must have done something wrong to deserve these tragedies.” Job argued with his friends and later argued with God.
Finally, he accepted that he was only a human being, not God. He realized that there were mysteries of life that he would never be able to understand. He interpreted his suffering as the fire of the furnace that purifies gold. As a fire burns impurities and produces pure gold, suffering burns impurities of our heart and produces a refined character. As Joan Borysenko said, “Suffering is mandatory; misery is optional.”
Prayer for journalists and news reporters: Dear Lord, we thank you for people who bring local, national and global news to our homes. Society cannot stand on lies, disinformation, and partisanship of false prophets. We pray that journalists and news reporters function as modern day prophets who speak the words of facts, information, and truth. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.
1. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
2. Happy people are never wicked. – Dutch proverb
3. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Jerry Cho: 920-373-3081