Needed Now!

We all need love. 

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God is love.

Love is God’s nature, His way, His modus operandi. He loves. That is what He does.

Therefore, God loves you. Let’s take a look.

1 John 4:8. “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

In this verse God says to you, “I am love.”

Jeremiah 31:3. “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

God says: I have always loved you. You are the object of my love. I am continually seeking to attract you with my lovingkindness.

John 15:9. “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.”

God says: Make your home in my love.

John 3:17, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

God says: I do not condemn you. I want you to be saved.

John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”

God says, I want you to be happy.

There is so much more good news—you can have peace, freedom from guilt, and hope for your future. The Bible also explains why there is suffering and that soon there will be no more suffering.

 

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Master! Help!

Today’s Envelope Art features the grand hymn,
Master, the Tempest is Raging!,
by Mary Ann Baker.

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh;

Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threat’ning
A grave in the angry deep?

Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled—
Oh, waken and save, I pray!

Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul;
And I perish! I perish! dear Master—
Oh, hasten, and take control.

Master, the terror is over,
The elements sweetly rest;
Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven’s within my breast;

Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more;
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
And rest on the blissful shore.

Refrain:

The winds and the waves shall obey Thy will,
Peace, be still!
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea,
Or demons or men, or whatever it be,
No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies;
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, peace, be still!

 

Peace in the Valley

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There will be peace in the valley for me some day, 
there will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray, 
there’ll be no sadness, no sorrow, no trouble I’ll see, 
there will be peace in the valley for me. 

–Thomas Dorsey

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

 

Hard Trials

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(Inside, the card reads: Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.)

 

Nothing Between

Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
naught of this world’s delusive dream;
I have renounced all sinful pleasure;
Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, like worldly pleasure;
habits of life, though harmless they seem,
must not my heart from him ever sever;
he is my all, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, like pride or station;
self or friends shall not intervene;
though it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, e’en many hard trials,
though the whole world against me convene;
watching with prayer and much self denial,
I’ll triumph at last, there’s nothing between.

Refrain:

Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
so that his blessed face may be seen;
nothing preventing the least of his favor;
keep the way clear! let nothing between.