Sunday, August 9, 2015


“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”
1 Timothy 1:15 KJV

William McComb wrote a hymn about Jesus “Chief of Sinners”.  The words are so true.  “Jesus only can impart Balm to heal the smitten heart; Peace that flows from sins forgiven, Joy that lifts the soul to Heaven; Faith and hope to walk with God in the way that Enoch trod.”

No one but Jesus can heal our smitten heart and give us peace.  Our sins can be forgiven because Jesus shed His precious blood on the cross for our sins.  When we are in the presence of Jesus, our heart overflows with a fulness of joy.  It is a joy that only our precious Saviour can give us.  O how I love Jesus!

This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible.  “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).  If you want to have joy in your heart, stay in the presence of Jesus.  Take Him with you where you go and talk to Him during the day.

I dearly love my family and I have a lot of precious friends but they can’t give me the joy that Jesus gives me.  My family and friends have to go home but Jesus doesn’t leave me, not even for one minute because He lives in my heart and one glorious day I will see Him face to face.  How I long for that day.

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving Jesus to us, not only to be our Saviour but also to be our Friend.  Jesus, I love You with all my heart.  When I see You, I am going to give You the biggest hug You have ever received.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.  

Joanne Lowe
August 9, 2015

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