So went the Sixties love ballad. But now God has a heartbreak of much greater importance for us, one needed for our spiritual growth.
For the closer we get to fulfilling God’s goal for us—to be His fully matured sons and daughters—the more is our need to be broken.
Call it self-protection, but we in our original state harden at heartbreak. We squirm away from suffering. Because the history of mankind is painted with pain, we sequester ourselves, building turrets on our castles of consciousness.
We are careful each day to put on man’s armor to protect us from the myriad souls who would rifle through our defenses with their troubles. If we were not hardened, we feel we would weep and lament for the needs of humanity. As medics in a MASH style hospital in Vietnam, we had to harden our hearts just to make it through another day…
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