People do not want to suffer, and for good reason. It hurts — whether the suffering is physical pain, emotional anguish, or both. Suffering doesn’t make us happy. We hate to see others suffering, and we therefore turn away from it. It is really hard for us to find any good in suffering. Yet scripture tells us there can be great value in suffering … suffering in Christ has a purpose. Reverend Tony Lin preached on that subject on September 7. Tony preached from Romans 5:1-8. You can hear his sermon here.