Please pray for this request
as if you would for yourself.
A friend is in Pain.
Dear Brother and
partner in Jesus,
Today is one of those days that I am poor in words to say what I wish it could
be of any use to you and your pain as the First Christmas without your beloved
Bride has come and gone.
I only know and that by experience all things DO work together for good of men
like you and me who are call to his service. He removes any and every
thing from our lives to step in to be himself
To the widows and
widowers he is a husband and a loving husband with more love and care than
thousand espouses. May he be your comfort and sustainer my friend.
My loneliness does not know limits and increases by the years. But his
sufficiency is greater than all my needs, wants and fears if any is left in me.
I do fear to brag of my intimate joys in the Lord, because I am afraid to lose
the sympathy of the few friends left to me.
My one hand has
too many fingers to count the remnant of my once “confident friends” who
perhaps competed with God in my heart for my loyalty or even dependence from
the Lord. May he who dwells alone but fills the universe fill your heart
this Christmas with comfort and joy.
May the baby boy held in the arms of Simeon hold you and bless you with
blessings reserved for such a times as this my friend. Come to him once
again as those little children who were brought to Jesus for him to bless them.
Let me be a friend in your cheering crowd to push you at the feet of Jesus for
him to lift you up and make you sit on his knees and touch your head.
Do not blush as everyone’s eyes are on you because like Joseph you will be
ostracized from your brothers that even some will be indignant with you.
Just remember that he is the Lord of Lord, he is the Mighty God, everlasting
father, Prince of peace who is not only your near you but in you and ready to
council you and comfort you himself. “He wounds, but he also heals.” He is
a friend of Abraham but he is also your friend and you can “trust the wounds of
Let us say together with Job “Even if he kills me, I will trust in
him”. Rest in him who loved and love first.
For a man lost of
words I sure write as if I know more that my age grants me the wisdom. It must
be the Lord. (Smile. It sure is good to have someone to blame.)
The good part of this letter is that this is not a theological exposition that
would lend itself to discussion, because it is my testimony and I alone am
responsible for its content and veracity.
We both are here in this world as witnesses of Jesus to testify.
Let us then together testify and rest our case by faith leaving it to the Holy
Spirit to use it sovereignly.
It seems to be that all that we have is our testimony and when everything is
said and done we stand as witnesses to testify about the grace and love of God
in our Lord Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bless you my