Tale of 2 Cities - A scene at the end of the book
Condemned prisoners are being driven in carts to the guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution. One cart carries two prisoners. One is a man who once lost his soul but has since been redeemed by God and is now willingly forfeiting his own life so that a friend might live. The other prisoner was a little girl.
She had seen the gentleness ans the courage in his face in prison. For she had said to him, "If I ride with you, will you let me hold your hand?" "I'm not afraid", she said, "but I am little and I am weak and it would give me more courage."
And so now, even as they rode together his hand grasped her hand. Even as
they reached the place of execution, that place where they would be put to
death, there was no fear at all in her eyes. She looked at the quiet face of
this composed young man beside her and she said, "I think that you were
sent to me by heaven."
The answer to Christian suffering is Christ standing beside you in the darkness, it is Christ's companionship to make the dark experience sacred. To the Christian, Jesus Christ is within you........Therefore, your sufferings are His sufferings, your sorrows are His sorrows....
John 16:33 - "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." Jesus Christ
Psalm 23:4 - Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
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