Reading through an old notebook I found this piece written in my almost illegible hand and I know it is not original with me because I would have split the infinitive. It is a simple statement until one looks at it carefully.
God assigns to His church a difficult task, possible only because He supplies the help. For the task of ministering He supplies the community in which to minister, certain gifts, a specified amount of time, and given opportunities. Midst these
varying circumstances Satan is permitted to harass the church. He seeks to harm, to inflict lasting pain or destruction. Nevertheless through such tribulation the church may be refined, strengthened, and be given additional opportunities to
minister in surroundings unwelcome and for which many would probably not volunteer.