If I walked not with sorrow and lived without loss, would my soul seek sweet solace at the foot of the cross? . . . If all I desired was mine day by day, would I kneel before God and earnestly pray? . . . If God sent no "Winter" to freeze me with fear, would I yearn for the warmth of "Spring" every year?
I ask myself this and the answer is plain; if my life were all pleasure and I never knew pain . . . I'd seek God less often and need Him much less, for God is sought more often in times of distress . . . And no one knows God or sees Him as plain as those who have met Him on the "Pathway of Pain."