Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9, 10.
Let not those who have made pledges to carry on the work of God repent of their vows, and withhold that which they have given. Those who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of annulling a pledge that has been made to God are assuming to do that for which they will not care to account in the day of final reckoning. The counsel of men who would at this time advise that means be withheld from the cause of God and invested in other enterprises should be rejected, for the Lord says to you, “Lay up your treasure in heaven.” “Invest your means to advance My work, to open new fields, that the light of present truth may shine to all parts of the world.”
How munificent was the Gift that God gave to the human race. He “so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The Lord Jesus gave His life for the world, that man might have a perfect example. Laying off His royal robe and kingly crown, He came to earth as a man. He was tempted in all points as man is tempted, but not once did He fail to follow the path He had chosen. He was kept by the power of God, upheld by the One who will be the helper of all who love Him and keep His commandments.
Christ lived the simple life of a poor man’s son, and thus became acquainted with the childhood life of the poor. And when, during His ministry, children were brought to Him that He might bless them, He thought of the mother who gave Him birth, and honored the mothers of these children, blessing them and their children also. Christ gave Himself to a life of humiliation and poverty, that He might be able, from childhood to manhood, to leave to all an example of what life should mean to every member of the human family.
All who have become children of God are to do all in their power to seek and to save the lost sheep. They are to make use of every possible means to give sinners the word of life and the saving grace of Christ. Believers in the truth are ever to remember the sacrifice that Christ made in order that He might, in taking humanity, be an example to all human beings.—Letter 104, March 19, 1907, to “Those Making Large Gifts to the Cause of Present Truth.”
The Upward Look p. 92
Prayer Requests
—-Please pray that God will heal D of depression. Buck
—-We need prayer for my father in law.. he is 82 just admitted in hospital not sure of diagnosis yet but has been having a hard time walking and caring for himself.. please pray for him. Sharmin
Dear Friends,
Often I hear young mothers say how happy they will be when their little ones will be grown. They are sure that when their “job” of child raising is over and they will be able to sit back and relax and never worry about their children. They will be able to do the things they want to do, go the places they want to go.
When I assure them that that time will never come, they really don’t believe it. When I tell them that I had felt much the same way but now realize that “once a mother always a mother”. My heart is bound very closely to theirs. As my children have grown, each have had their individual trials and tribulations. During these times, I vicariously go through these difficulties as well. When they have cried, I have cried. When they have hurt, I have hurt. When they rejoice, I rejoice. I am always thinking of ways to make life happier or easier for them as much as I possibly can.
Even more than we love our children and want all to go well for them, our Heavenly Father loves us with an everlasting love and wants the best for us. Day by day, in countless ways, He draws us to Himself by His Lovingkindness. (Jer 31:3) Think of it! He cares for each of us, as though there were no other person in the world. Jesus assures us that He knows us so well that even “the very hairs of [our] head are all numbered.” Matt 10:30.
The Psalmist David declares, “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.” “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether…. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell (the grave), behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand. Ps 103:13; 139:1-18
May we trust our very lives with the One Who loves us so much. May we invite Him into our hearts today. 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. How He longs to fellowship with us! May we open the door and let the Dear Saviour come in is my prayer.

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