Margaret Leighton, the publisher/editor of the British magazine Good News, shared a moving letter from the Highway Evangelist. Here’s an excerpt from the front page:
A lady told the story of how her husband had been killed in a car accident. The day before she had received a letter from a friend who had gone through a time of heartbreak. He has enclosed a yellow bookmark. She’d put the bookmark on a table. The next morning the police came to inform her that her husband had been in an accident at work. They accompanied her to the hospital. When she arrived, her husband had died. It was the worst day of her life and for that of her two young children.
When she got home from picking the children up from school, she saw the little yellow bookmark. It was just what she needed in her sad circumstance. She had the phrase from the bookmark engraved on her husband's Tombstone. For This I have Jesus!
How wonderful to have Jesus as our life, who is at the heart of everything that happens to us, whether good or bad, comfortable or painful.
Good advice for today or when you need Him most. I encouraged the flock over which the Lord Jesus entrusted to me for watch care to write down the events and people that were breaking their heart, to list every one of them, draw a circle around them and then write in the boldest of the letter the saying on the yellow bookmark:
For This I have Jesus!
Good News associated For This I Have Jesus with this grand verse:
Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (NKJV)
It’s written that Jesus was a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. One commentator from an earlier time stated this truth:
“God had only ONE Son without sin and none without sorrow.”
The point being the Jesus THE Son of God, knew the feeling of scalding tears running down His face at the tomb of dead Lazarus!
I am forming a Habit; When heartache comes, I will write:
For This I Have Jesus!
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