STOP AND THINK – If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant—if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. (Inspiration Line)

After a long, hard winter, spring is eagerly anticipated and enthusiastically welcomed. But, what if we had no winter? Would spring become commonplace, taken-for-granted—even unappreciated? Prosperity may be like that, too. It’s only after difficult times—trials that test what we’re made of—that we really appreciate the good times. Let’s be grateful for them.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)