JESUS IS CALLING
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”
2 Timothy 1:9 KJV
Fanny Crosby wrote the hymn “Calling for You”. “Oh, come to the Savior, His arms are extended, Oh, come to the Savior so loving and true; Behold, He is calling in tender compassion, O brother, the Savior is calling for you.” Jesus is calling us to come to Him. He longs to comfort us.
When Jesus was here on His mission, He was ridiculed, cursed, beaten, spat on and left alone to die on a cross of horror and torture so He knows how we feel when we get discouraged and feel like giving up. I’m sure He felt like giving up many times but He didn’t give up.
Heavenly Father, You are a compassionate Father. When satan lies to us and tries to discourage us, please help us to keep serving Jesus. Help us to stay on the battlefield for Jesus just as He stayed on the battlefield for us. Please encourage and comfort all who are hurting. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweJanuary 10, 2018