Sunday, June 22, 2008

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Tomorrow will be a very hard dark day, as it marks one month of Joey's passing. I am sure the Johnsons and Rachel will be very sad. Not that they have recovered ... but there's something about an anniversary that hurts deeply. They need an extra prayer covering.

I was trying to search for words to help comfort the Johnsons and Rachel, but words are nowhere to be found. Once again, when everything else fails, when my heart can't express what I feel, I turn to music. "What A Friend We Have With Jesus" is a special song that would touch everyone's heart, especially the Johnsons and Rachel at this time. There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, and you lay your burden and grief to him. He will carry you ...

What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev'rything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Ev'rything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged:
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness:
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavyladen,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He'll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

For the history of this precious hymn, please visit I highly suggest you read the story behind this hymn to understand why I chose to post this song for The Johnsons, as well as for Rachel.


Anonymous said...

Dear Joe & Karen,

"Christ's Infinite Fullness"

(J. C. Ryle, "The Gospel of John")

"And of His fullness have all we received." John 1:16

It is Christ alone, who supplies all the spiritual & life needs of all believers. PTL ...

There is an infinite fullness in Jesus Christ alone.

There is laid up in Jesus, as in a treasury, a boundless supply of fullness - that any believer can need - either in time or eternity.

Jesus Christ alone is rich in ...
** love
** mercy,
** grace,
** wisdom,
** righteousness,
** sanctification,
** and redemption.

Out of Christ's fullness, all believers in every age of the world, have been supplied.

Every saint in heaven's glory will at last acknowledge that they are Christ's debtor for all that they are in Him.

God's Peace & Healing...

Love, Kevin & Shirley