My book of poems— Life., all describe aspects of heroic endurance. What to do in life, when we are constantly tested under trial and strife. God blesses the people, (James 1:12) who patiently endure testing, who endure temptation, who remain steadfast under trial, holding fast to Christ; those will be the ones who receive the crown of life. The reward for enduring, clinging to Christ, is Life. Many succomb and cave amidst the battle. The temptations are strong, the testing making one feel unstable, moving them to bail, when God wants them to remain able. But those who patiently endure, persevering in prayer; the reward is Life. Eternal life is theirs. That's the gift, given by Christ, every crown describes a characteristic of the afterlife, and this crown for enduring trial, is the crown of life. Eternal life. There will be a day when you cast that crown Christ's way. Recognizing it was solely Jesus, who gave you the strength to endure the day. Jesus Christ reigns, He gives strength to all, who seek Him above all, He hears and answers every call. So, I encourage you today, when times of trial come your way, cling to Christ and His word, as Jesus' precious name and presence answers, every overwhelming trial, becoming your greatest treasure.