For you, O God, have tested us. You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; you laid affliction on our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you brought us out to rich fulfillment. Psalm 66:10-12
When Jesus told his disciples the cost of following him, many turned back. Yet the impact of those who didn’t is still shaking the world.