“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned” (2 Timothy 2:8-9).
Too often we allow our circumstances to imprison our attitudes and, thus, our behaviors. How we respond to unexpected adversity reveals the depth of our character and maturity of our faith. Our reaction to hard times is of eternal significance and becomes a means by which the word of God is proclaimed to those who inhabit our lives.
To remember Jesus is to respond appropriately.