Well done, thou good and faithful servant: … enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21.
As your senses delight in the attractive loveliness of the earth, think of the world that is to come, that shall never know the blight of sin and death; where the face of nature will no more wear the shadow of the curse. Let your imagination picture the home of the saved, and remember that it will be more glorious than your brightest imagination can portray. In the varied gifts of God in nature we see but the faintest gleaming of His glory. It is written, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
By and by the gates of heaven will be thrown open to admit God’s children, and from the lips of the King of glory the benediction will fall on their ears like richest music, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 25:34.
Then the redeemed will be welcomed to the home that Jesus is preparing for them. {Mar 319.4}
Then I saw Jesus lead the redeemed company to the gate of the city. He laid hold of the gate and swung it back on its glittering hinges and bade the nations that had kept the truth enter in. Within the city there was everything to feast the eye. Rich glory they beheld everywhere. Then Jesus looked upon His redeemed saints; their countenances were radiant with glory; and as He fixed His loving eyes upon them. He said, with His rich, musical voice, “I behold the travail of My soul, and am satisfied. This rich glory is yours to enjoy eternally. Your sorrows are ended. There shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” … Language is altogether too feeble to attempt a description of heaven. As the scene rises before me, I am lost in amazement. Carried away with the surpassing splendor and excellent glory, I lay down the pen, and exclaim, “Oh, what love! what wondrous love!” The most exalted language fails to describe the glory of heaven or the matchless depths of a Saviour’s love.
Maranatha p. 319
Prayer Requests
—–Prayers for my mom as she has further testing done. Amy
—–Asking for prayer for a friend that has liver cancer. Sandii
—–Please pray for my daughter who is suffering with an autoimmune deficiency disease. Stephanie
—–Kelly desperately needs your prayers. Pray that God will help her to know she needs Him to help her with the difficulties in her life rather than the drugs she is using. Thank You, Alberta
—–Please prayer for a very special friend of ours who is facing some very challenging health issues. Dorinne
—–I would request prayer for Damian who is 17 and is in trouble with the law. Tameika
—–I have much pain for long time in my right side stomach. I need a prayer for healing. Jose
—–Please pray for Eileen who is still having back problems. Rose
—–Please pray for my husband Steve. He has had seizures today and they don’t know what is causing it. He had radiation to the brain as a young man and has had stroke like migraines since then. It is called SMART syndrome. There is no protocol to treat it. He has been suffering with this since he was 21 years old. He is now 60. Please pray that the doctors will know what to do. Also pray for me. Diane
—–Please pray for healing (of course, according to God’s will) for Tania who is in a hospital. She is young (20’s), just got married, in school & now is hit with this. Becky
—–Please pray for deliverance for my husband from an addition. Ruth
—–Please pray for Sabastian 4 whose parents are divorcing and he is caught in the middle. Vicky
—–asking for prayers on behalf of Esther, a 40 y/o mother of three children who is Suffering from Motor Neuron Disease and has loss her voice. Lorraine
Dear Friends,
When we lived in Washington state, Mr. Brown and Mr. Gray were Ronnie Jay’s Pathfinder leaders. (Pathfinders is an organization within our church for ages 10-16 and is similar to Scouts.) Ronnie Jay often made the comment that these men were more than just Pathfinder counselors to him, they were his friends. Because of their approachableness, the children felt as if they could come to these men with their problems or with their joys. Each week they played ball or entered into other activities with their Pathfinders. Because of their example, my son wanted to be good Pathfinder counselor just like they were. They had been an influence for good on him and he, in turn, desired to influence others for good.
These men’s lives (as well as Mrs. Brown’s [who was Esther’s counselor] life) were all wrapped up in helping the Pathfinders. Every spare moment they had was used in preparing for the weekly meeting or some special event. Their whole focus was on leading their Pathfinders to become good citizens not only of this country but of the Heavenly Country. Just before he died, Mr. Gray, who was especially gentle and kind, talked with each Pathfinder individually about their future plans. He told them of his hopes and dreams for them to carry on in his footsteps. That made a huge impression on Ronnie Jay, and when he became too old for Pathfinders, he became a counselor.
We have a Dear Saviour Who longs to be our counselor. He greatly desires that we should have such a close fellowship with Him that we will become like Him. With longing in His voice He pleads, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20 Think of it! We have the great privilege of sitting down with our Great Creator and together feasting upon His Word. As we dine upon the truths that it contains, meditating upon its precepts, He will open to us “in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 Paul advises, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15 What a privilege! The same Holy Spirit, Who moved upon holy men of old to write the Scriptures, will guide us in our understanding of them. (2 Peter 1:21)
Moreover, as we sup together, we commune together. How our Loving Redeemer yearns for this interaction. How He longs for us tell Him with all of our happinesses, all of our joys, all of our sorrows, all of our troubles and disappointments. We cannot weary Him. We can cast all of our cares upon Him, for He loves us with an everlasting love. He draws us to Himself with His lovingkindness. (1 Peter 5:7;Jer 31:3) He is calling, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30 “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isa 55:1 In addition, He bids us, “be still, and know that I am God.” “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Ps 46:10; Jer 33:3
May we daily sit at our Dear Saviour’s feet learning all things from Him. May we strive to become like Him in every aspect of our life. May we so live each day, that others will notice that we have been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)

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