There is good weight and bad weight. The weight gain of every newborn is carefully monitored and desired for good health. Weight gain following a serious illness is cause for rejoicing! Every horse jockey is daily concerned with his weight gain or weight loss.
I have in mind what a good weight is for myself. I do not often see that number on the scale! I do have the choice of weighing in on the other scale in our house, the metric one. That one at least will give me a smaller number as it is in kilos! In any case, weight gain is normally something one tries to avoid. It seems to be harder and harder with age to keep those numbers from climbing!
Our verse today mentions another kind of weight and it is all good; the weight of glory! This is a weight one would like to see increase. But the weight of glory in Heaven grows in direct relation to our afflictions here on earth. The hard times are working for us. Life’s sorrows are achieving that weight of glory!
All the trials and difficult times one experiences are but for a moment They are a temporary condition. And as hard as they feel, they are considered “light” in comparison to the eternal glory that awaits. Our pain is never wasted. Our sorrow is not for nothing. One day everything will be glorious. One day there will be only recompense and joy.
As the old hymn says, “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus. Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Him.”