I found my self getting ready to send two of my friends links to the same sermon today, and then I thought, “hey… I have a blog for this kind of stuff”, so here is my recommendation for your daily sermon.
Tim Keller is a really good teacher. He is someone who you feel smart for just understanding. Listening to his sermons over the last two years has really stretched my husband and me.
You can subscribe to his sermons on his church’s web site for those who are hooked, but for the financially challenged, there is lots of free Keller out there to be had.
His sermons on Praying our Tears and Praying our Fears were really wonderful for me when we were going through the hard stuff. If you are struggling with pain (or fear, or the fear of pain) now, take some time and take a listen.
If not, save it for later, because as C.S. Lewis noted, to open yourself to love is to open yourself to pain.