Bear one another's burdens,
and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
The friend that faithfully pleads before God for your needs is a true friend.
It is an invaluable proof of their love, not only for you, but for God.
Those who share your deepest pain
and mourn with you when you mourn
are more likely to forgive your faults and restore
you into their fellowship when no one else will.
Our Times Are in God's Hand
To have our times in God's hand
means we are at God's disposal
and everything is arranged
by His sacred predestination.
Whatever happens does not happen by chance,
but it happens according
to the wisdom and counsel of the Most High.
This awesome truth,
even though we cannot explain it,
will give you rest and security
just like a baby resting upon its mother's breast.
Ina Manly Painter
105 Center Park Dr., Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37922