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A Tale Of Extremes

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2 Corinthians 6:10

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.


In this short passage, St. Paul let the young church at Corinth know how taxing life was for a church planter like himself. His summation was “A Tale Of Extremes.” As he concluded this polarized view of church leadership, he said, “We’re sorrowful and yet rejoicing at the same time. We’re poor while making others rich. We have nothing, but really we possess everything.”


After serving for close to half a century in the work of the Lord, I love the Apostle’s summation of his ministry.  I can tell you that in my life, my wife and I have been included in “high society” dinners for some of the wealthiest people in town while wondering how we were going to pay rent in a couple of days! There have been times in my life where physical pain was so present, yet I was thrilled at what had just happened in a Sunday service. Let me say this. Your life in Christ is not unlike mine. Like me, you have experienced mountain tops and valleys, sometimes in the same week! You’ve wept at your present circumstance while rejoicing with a son or daughter who has just experienced unparalleled victory. Highs and lows are what make rejoicing and crying out to God a way of life. That’s why this life really is “A Tale Of Extremes!” To be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way!


Dear Jesus,

Thank you for always being there in the middle of my highs and lows. I, for one, have had a ring-side seat watching You never leave me nor forsake me. Amen

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