Shedding Light Moment 28th September 2022.
(John 15:9-17). (James 2:23).
Joseph Scriven very tragically lost his fiancée the night before their wedding when the boat she was in capsized and she drowned. He never got over it. So he left Ireland and went to Canada.
In His loneliness, Scriven needed a steadfast friend. Having found that in Jesus Christ, he wrote these simple words, which movingly express his new found experience:
“What a friend we have in Jesus,/All our sins and griefs to bear!/What a privilege to carry/Everything to God in prayer!”
Even if we have been blessed with deeply enriching friendships, we all need Joseph Scriven’s Friend. But before we can know Jesus as our Friend, we must know Him as our Saviour. Then, through all of our own circumstances that can change ever so quickly, He will be the one we can depend on as our unfailing friend. So reflect on this SLM:-
“Christ’s friendship prevails even when human friendship fails.”