The meaning of suffering

When you hear the word “suffer” or “suffering,” most people would cringe at the thought.  Today it means pain, agony, torture.  But that does not reveal the true beauty of the word.  Look in Scripture or even Shakespeare.  Suffering may mean pain, but it also means to allow.  It is one of the most beautiful word choices you can find in the Bible.  Christ suffered himself to die for us.  He not only endured great agony, He allowed and accepted the burden for His love of us. 

This is why I love language and words.  There is so much power and meaning in them.

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