Posts Tagged ‘Friend’

Thankful for Friends

November 19, 2018

Thank the Lord for your friends. Some people have few friends, some have many friends.

A friend is someone who loves you in any circumstance. They laugh with you when you are happy and cry with you when you are sad, they accept you with all your faults and if you disagree they will come to an agreement even if it is to disagree agreeably. Sometimes a friend will disappoint you but they are still there for you when you need them.

There is one true friend that is always with you and that is Jesus. For the Christian He is the closest friend you will ever have and he never disappoints you. He listens to every prayer and has the power to answer. He comforts when you are hurting or sick. He is with you in your joys and in your sorrow. 24/7 He is there.

We are thankful for our friends here on earth but most thankful for Jesus who is ever present in our lives.

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times,

Hebrews 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Jesus My Friend

September 2, 2017

This hymn written by Will L. Thompson in 1904 expresses what Jesus should mean to every Christian.

Jesus is all the world to me,

My life, my joy, my all;He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall.

When I am sad, to Him I go,

No other one can cheer me so;

When I am sad, He makes me glad,

He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,

My Friend in trials sore;

I go to Him for blessings, and

He gives them o’er and o’er.

He sends the sunshine and the rain,

He sends the harvest’s golden grain;

Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain,

He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,

And true to Him I’ll be;

Oh, how could I this Friend deny,

When He’s so true to me?

Following Him I know I’m right,

He watches o’er me day and night;

Following Him by day and night,

He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,

I want no better Friend;

I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when

Life’s fleeting days shall end.

Beautiful life with such a Friend,

Beautiful life that has no end;

Eternal life, eternal joy,

He’s my Friend.

David, Faithful Friend

June 10, 2016

David Dow is a friend and co laborer to SOS Events ministry. Today we wish him a Happy Birthday.

David builds all the displays for in the ministry which have been used to win thousands of people to the Lord not only in the USA but in several other countries as well. He also keeps everything looking beautiful on the property when he is in Florida. He is now up North with his family and friends and we pray he is enjoying the time there but we are always happy to have him back in Florida to fellowship and work with us here in the Fall. We are thankful to have a faithful friend.

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron;  so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

True Friend

April 4, 2016

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

God has blessed SOS Events Ministry with many good friends. An example of unselfish friendship is David, who has been working on the SOS property for 10 or more years. He builds all the displays that are used in the ministry, repairs buildings and does maintenance on the office, workshop, printshop and grounds.

More than that, he has become a faithful friend in good times and times of hardship. Saturday morning there was no water. The Curtis home shares the property with the buildings of SOS Events Ministry and there was no one in the office  or on property on the weekend. Carolyn discovered a water leak at the pump and did not know what to do. Tom, recovering from surgery,  could not check it out so Tom called David and he immediately came to the rescue. Within a few minutes he discovered the problem and fixed it.

David may have had plans for the day, he may have wanted to rest or do something for himself but he did not hesitate to come quickly when he was needed. That is true friendship.


A Dogs Life

February 6, 2016

“God help me be the person my dog thinks I am.” This is a church sign with a lot of truth.

If you have a dog, you feed him, provide shelter, love him, watch that he is comfortable and he or she is your companion and friend.

A dog is loyal, loves you no matter what, is waiting and rejoices when you come home, is a true friend.

Our relationship with God should be the same. He takes care of us, provides food and shelter, loves us, watches over us and is always our companion and friend.

We should take a lesson from our pets. We should love God with all our heart, be loyal, watch for the Lord to come back and rejoice in His presence.

Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all my mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

February 3, 2016

 1. What a friend we have in Jesus, 

all our sins and griefs to bear! 

What a privilege to carry 

everything to God in prayer! 

O what peace we often forfeit, 

O what needless pain we bear, 

all because we do not carry 

everything to God in prayer. 
2. 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 every weakness; 

take it to the Lord in prayer. 
3. Are we weak and heavy laden, 

cumbered with a load of care? 

Precious Savior, 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. 

The words of this hymn were written by Joseph Scriven, a man that had suffered much tragedy in his life. The day before his wedding his fiancé had drowned in a lake. Brokenhearted he decided to move from Ireland to Canada to start a new life. His mother stayed behind and Ireland and word came that she was gravely ill. He wrote her a poem that became the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”.

He fell in love once again, and before the wedding could take place his beloved Eliza contracted tuberculosis and died. He never married. In his later years he became ill and his friend found the words to his poem. He had never intended his poetry to be published but the words were to beautiful not to be heard by others. His death was also a tragedy, he was ill and delirious, walked outside, fell into a creek and drowned.Edit

God use the tragedies in Joseph’s life to bless generations with the wonderful words of his writings. It is obvious that his love for the Lord gave him peace even in tragedy.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

A Friend

January 31, 2015

“A friend is a treasure who loves you as you are, sees not only who you are but who you can become, is there to catch you when you fall, accepts you today just as you are and comes in when your whole world has fallen apart.”
Charles Stanley

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loveth at all times,