Whatever trials you have, my dear brother,
Christ is all in all to meet them.
Are you poor? He will make you rich in
your poverty by his consoling presence.
Are you sick? He will make your bed in
your sickness, and so will make your
sick-bed better than the walks of health.
Are you persecuted? Be it for His sake,
and you may even leap for joy.
Are you oppressed? Remember how He also
was oppressed and afflicted; and you will
have fellowship with Him in his sufferings.
Amidst all the vicissitudes of this present
life, Christ is all that the believer needs to
bear him up, and bear him through. No
wave can sink the man who clings to this
life-buoy; he shall swim to glory on it!
Jesus is all I need. Jesus is . . . .
the living water to quench my thirst,
the heavenly bread to satisfy my hunger,
the snow-white robe to cover me,
the sure refuge,
the happy home of my soul,
my food and my medicine, solace and my song,
and my light and my delight.
The believer can say, “Christ is mine.” No emperor is half as rich as the beggar that
has Christ. He that has Christ, being a pauper,
has all things. And he that has not Christ,
possessing a thousand worlds, possesses
nothing for real happiness and joy.
Oh, the blessedness of the man/woman who
can say, “Christ is mine!”
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