Diana Nyad is an endurance swimmer who has been trying to swim the sharks/jellyfish infested waters between Key West and Cuba for many years. She abandoned her latest quest this morning when it just became too dangerous. She was stung many times by jellyfish, aborting her latest attempt. I have a son-in-law who is a marathon runner and, although not the same intensity, John knows something about endurance.
The Apostle Paul forged a beautiful chain beginning with suffering:And not only that, but we let us also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
What more could we ask?.