During Jesus’ time with us on earth, He shared many miracles and displayed much glory. He also demonstrated a perfect attitude toward persecutions and trials. As we walk with Him, there will be mountain top experiences and other times valleys in life. He is the bright and morning star and He is the lily of the valley. At all times He is present. He considers us worthy and prepared to walk with Him through certain trials or He would not have allowed them. These are opportunities to put full trust in Him. The rewards that follow will always outweigh the trials themselves.
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.