I was reading lately about a Christian woman who was kept on a sick bed, entirely unable to help herself, for twenty years. She had no use of her limbs. She was blind and dumb and suffered dreadful pains. She lost her father and four brothers and was left alone in the world. Yet she was always cheerful and happy. Before she lost her voice she used to say that she wouldn’t alter any of these trials if she could, because God sent them and he kuew what was best. She was one of God’s jewels and he was using all those trials to make her happier and more beautiful in heaven forever.
~ Richard Newton