Midweek Morsel by Jeneal Rogers: The Cost

427067502_a342d220f6_zIn Monday’s blog post we considered the principle of pain before pleasure, and my dear friend Jeneal Rogers’ poem “The Cost” provides the perfect follow-up post today.

May Jeneal’s message offer you special encouragement in any difficulties you may be facing and also be a timely reminder that Easter comes at a great cost. Be blessed this Easter season!

The Cost

by Jeneal Rogers

There is no courage without fear
There can’t be love without a tear
You can’t grow strong without some pain
No flowers bloom without some rain

You must look up to see the sky…
You have to walk before you fly
Before the spring there comes the snow
And hardship causes faith to grow

There is no dawn without the night
No victory won without the fight
Peace is always bought with strife
It took a death to purchase life

“‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’” John 3:16

*Have you believed in Jesus and received God’s free gift of eternal life?

My painting, "The Eyes Have It"Writer and visual artist Jeneal Rogers of Northwest Arkansas enjoys writing essays, short stories, and poetry along with creating visual arts of all kinds. She is currently working on creating an illustrated book, New Wings For An Old Bird, which will combine her love of written and visual media. Jeneal invites you to keep your eye out for the book as well as the launch of her new and improved website www.expressionsbyjeneal.com.

*Flickr photo by arbyreed, Creative Commons License


  1. Jeneal’s poem is beautiful and a perfect reflection for Easter. Wishing you both a very happy and blessed Easter.

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