“Afflictions Needful”

“Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments seem absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritual-minded. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine and the refiner’s furnace to the gold.” By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org/30/short_pithy_gems_from_jc_ryle.