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The family sat down at the table and dad asked his young son to “say grace” over the meal. While the family waited, the little boy quickly eyed every dish which his mother had prepared; then he bowed his head and prayed, “Lord, I don’t like the look of it, but thank you — I’ll eat it anyway.”


People could say something similar to the Apostle: “Look at your life, Paul. I don’t like the looks of it. What has following Jesus gotten you, other than trials, troubles and tribulations? You speak of victory, but I see no light at the end of your tunnel—all I see is the grave. Where, Paul, is your victory?”