THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Her husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months.
Things looked grim, but she was by his bedside every single day.
One day as he slipped back into consciousness, he motioned for her to come close to him.
She pulled the chair close to the bed and leaned her ear close to be able to hear him.
"You know" he whispered, his eyes filling with tears, "You have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you stuck right beside me. When my business went under, there you were. When we lost the house, you were there. When I got shot, you stuck with me. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. And you know what?"
"What, dear?" she asked gently, smiling to herself.
"I think you're bad luck."
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.
Well, there's no such thing as "luck."
Luck is a useless idol, worshipped by gamblers.
But there is One Who has promised to "never leave" His children.
He is Jesus.
He, Who created heaven and earth by speaking, "hath said."
He, Who said, "Let there be light: and there was light," "hath said."
It was He Who said, "I will NEVER leave thee, nor forsake thee!"
Oh! What a comforting thought!
Our fears are slain by this wonderful statement!
Our trials are made small, and our burdens made light by His assuring words!
When we need quiet solitude, Jesus' presence brings us peace.
When we need strength beyond ourselves, His presence brings courage.
When we are stymied by life's difficulties, His presence gives enduring power.
There's an old song, written by Ludie Pickett in 1897, called "NEVER ALONE!"
The third stanza says,
"When in affliction’s valley I tread the road of care,
My Savior helps me carry the cross so heavy to bear;
Though all around me is darkness, earthly joys all flown;
My Savior whispers His promise, never to leave me alone!"
Today, remember your Lord and Savior's promise.
For "He hath SAID, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee!"