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Mary, the mother of our Lord, is told by a man named Simeon on the occasion that she and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple to be presented to the Lord about pain. The Bible tells us that Simeon, an elder, had the Holy Ghost upon him and had had the Holy Ghost reveal to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. He told Mary that pain would be a part of her parenting. Misery would be a part of motherhood for her. According to Luke 2:35, he says to her, “Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also…” Many times, in order to go give birth to Jesus in your life, you must experience pain! As you go forth into the rest of year 2019, the question is, “Can you stand the pain?” In order to know the Lord’s presence in a greater way, you must endure hurt that you never experienced. However, the pain is worth the gain! Keep pushing!