This, Too, Shall Pass

This phrase is a Persian adage that can be good news or bad.

If my leg is healing from a compound fracture, it would be good for me to remind myself that the pain and immobility are only temporary. If I am having a wonderful time with a dear friend, it would be sad for me to remind myself that it won’t last…

I believe that a proverb that works well in both cases would sound more like, “This, too, will pass into something greater, by faith.” Everything I encounter could be an opportunity to gain more knowledge or experience regarding the identity and person of my God, and regarding my identity and my purpose in the earth.