I recently asked a friend, "Has your son decided what he wants
to be when he grows up?"

"Yes, he wants to be a garbage collector," my friend replied.

I had to think about that one for a moment!
"That's a rather strange ambition to have for a career,"
I finally managed to reply.

"Well," said the boy's father smiling, "he thinks that garbage
collectors only work on Tuesdays!"

2 Sam 15:23
And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people
passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron,
and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.

John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his
disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the
which he entered, and his disciples.

Light from the Word.

Just like garbage collectors donít only work on Tuesdays,
SUFFERING doesnít come to only a small group of people!

David was running from his rebellious son, Absalom, who had
taken the kingdom.
He stood on the Jerusalem side of the brook Kidron, and wept loudly.
When Jesus crossed this same brook, He was going to the garden
to be arrested, put on mock trial, and crucified.

Crossing this brook is associated with sorrow and suffering.
Both had reason to cry from suffering.
Both prayed.
Then, both took a stand!

David, the ďman after Godís own heart,Ē though he was a king,
faced suffering!
Even Jesus, the Son of God, faced suffering!

God had only one Son without sin.
But God has no sons who are exempt from suffering!

Sorrows and sufferings are to be avoided if possible.
But, when it is not possible, they are to be ENDURED.

We endure them best when we follow the example of our Lord.

He who kneels genuinely before God, can stand before anyone!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce