Getting a PhD is hard work. But on my hardest days I remind myself that if it was easy, it wouldn't be worth much.
Today I found a verse in the Apocrypha that says it so well:
"The person who has what is hard to get rejoices more than the person who has what is plentiful." (2 Esdras 7:59b)
This is a helpful way of looking at lots of hard things in life. The most difficult seasons enable God to do the deepest work in us, if we let him. And jobs that are hardest to do bring the greatest rewards.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Tuesday Tidbit: something worth having
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.