THE REAL PICTURE OF JESUS!
Greetings! May God’s love surround all of us as we celebrate His goodness and protection. Yes, let’s rejoice in His free salvation given to us in Jesus Christ as we worship Him as His family!
Ellen White presents a beautiful “picture” of Jesus in her book Steps to Christ. As we begin this Sabbath, I would like to share with you one of the many inspiring quotations found in that precious book. I am certain it be a source of encouragement to you. “There are many who have an erroneous idea of the life and character of Christ. They think that He was devoid of warmth and sunniness, that He was stern, severe, and joyless. In many cases the whole religious experience is colored by these gloomy views. It is often said that Jesus wept, but that He was never known to smile. Our Saviour was indeed a Man of Sorrows, and acquainted with grief, for He opened His heart to all the woes of men. But though His life was self-denying and shadowed with pain and care, His spirit was not crushed. His countenance did not wear an expression of grief and repining, but ever one of peaceful serenity. His heart was a wellspring of life, and wherever He went He carried rest and peace, joy and gladness.” (SC, 120) What a friend we have in Jesus!
I pray that we always take time to be in the presence of the One who brings rest, peace, joy and gladness!
Thank you for your sacrificial service to God’s Cause and His children.
In His Service,