Lord’s Day, May 26, 2019

Deuteronomy 4:1-49; Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12; Luke 7:30-50

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18

How tragic to hear stories of abandoned babies in orphanages who have stopped crying, giving up hope that any will come to comfort them. Promising His return, Christ assured His disciples that He would not leave them orphans. Fulfilling His word, Christ came to them after His resurrection and again at Pentecost through the Holy Spirit, another Comforter. Someday Christ will return for us and escort us to heaven with great joy. He will never abandon us. He will surely come. Even so come Lord Jesus. —George Ferrier

Oh, joy! oh, delight! Should we go without dying,
No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying;
Caught up through the clouds, with our Lord into glory,
When Jesus receives, “His own.” —H. L. Turner