Two men were once discussing why it is that you cannot see the stars by day. The stars are still there; the distance is not greater by day than by night; why, then, cannot these mighty lamps be seen by day?
One man maintained that they could be seen if one went far enough down in a well. The other denied the proposition but permitted himself to be lowered into the well.
After he had been lowered a certain distance, he was asked if he could see the stars, and said, "No."
Still farther down the same question was asked, with the same answer.
But when he had been lowered to a great depth, then, looking up toward the heavens, he said he was able to see the stars.
So to those who are willing to will for themselves the things which He hath willed for them, the deep well of adversity & trouble is a place whence they can see the stars of the spiritual heavens & know that in all & above all & through all is God & that GOD IS LOVE.
Js 1:2-4 (NIV): “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
“Every temptation is great or small according as the man is.” - Jeremy Taylor.
“It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.” - Thomas Fuller.