Tuesday, January 25, 2011
"When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled." John 11:33
"We need not doubt that these things were written for our learning. To show sympathy and kindness to the sorrowful is good for our souls, whether we know it or not. To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, to weep with them that weep, to try to bear one another's burdens, and lighten one another's cares,--all this will make no atonement for sin, and will not take us to heaven. Yet it is healthy employment for our hearts, and employment which none ought to despise. Few perhaps are aware that one secret of being miserable is to live only for ourselves, and one secret of being happy is to try to make others happy, and to do a little good in the world. It is not for nothing that these words were written by Solomon, "It is better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting." -JC Ryle
Times are very slow for making ends meet. My business is feeling the crunch of financial lack.
Yet the Lord says, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not lack."
I am encouraged by these words from JC Ryle. Jesus was the perfect Man, and He served others with great love and care. By His grace and in faith, I pray I will seek out others to help, and not be so focused on my self. Amen.