Saturday, December 29, 2018


“Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”
Colossians 3:11 KJV

Will L. Thompson wrote one of my favorite hymns “Jesus Is All the World to Me”.  “Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my all; He is my strength from day to day, Without Him I would fall. When I am sad, to Him I go, No other one can cheer me so; When I am sad, He makes me glad, He’s my friend.”

I have many wonderful friends that I love very much and I thank God for them.  However, only Jesus can heal a broken heart.  I have lost track of the many times that Jesus has encouraged me when I felt like giving up, going to bed and staying there.  He put His loving arms around me and helped me go on.

It doesn’t matter how many dark valleys that we have to go through, Jesus is with us and He will help us and encourage us.  He will pick us up in His loving arms and carry us until the pain goes away and He will be faithful to set us once again on the mountain top of happiness.  O how Jesus loves you!

Jesus understands how it feels to be discouraged and weary.  He walked many miles for us when He was here on His mission.  I’m sure He felt all alone at times.  When He asked them to watch while He prayed, they fell asleep.  How that must have hurt Him and broke His heart.

We read in the Bible.  “And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? (Matthew 26:40).  Let’s encourage Jesus by being faithful to serve Him.

Joanne Lowe
December 29, 2018

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