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O God! Who giv’st the winter’s cold
As well as summer’s joyous rays,
Us warmly in Thy love enfold,
And keep us through life’s wintry days.

~S. Longfellow

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Mark 4:35; 37

And the same day, when the even was come,

He saith unto them,

“Let us pass over unto the other side.”

And there arose a great storm of wind,

and the waves beat into the ship,

 so that it was now full.

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 It is much easier to trust when the sun is shining

than when the storm is raging.

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We never know how much real faith we have

until it is put to the test in some fierce storm;

and that is why the Savior is on board.

If you are ever to be strong in the Lord

and the power of His might,

your strength will be born in some storm.

~ Selected

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Exodus 15:2:25

There He proved them …

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He wants us to be,

not hothouse plants,

but storm-beaten oaks;

not sand dunes driven with every gust of wind,

but granite rocks withstanding the fiercest storms.

To make us such He must bring us

into His testing room of suffering.

Many of us need no other argument

than our own experiences

to prove that suffering is indeed

God’s testing room of faith.

~ J. H. McC…

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Fear not that the whirlwind shall carry thee hence,

Nor wait for its onslaught in breathless suspense,

Nor shrink from the whips of the terrible hail,

But pass through the edge to the heart of the gale,

For there is a shelter, sunlighted and warm,

And Faith sees her God through the eye of the storm.

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If we had no winter,

the spring would not be so pleasant:

If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,

prosperity would not be so welcome.

~  Anne Bradstreet (1612 – 1672)

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“O, wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

~ Percy B. Shelley

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GOD’S WONDERFUL PLAN OF SALVATION

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Acts 16:30-31

 ”Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

And they said,

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,

and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

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Romans 10:8-13

But what saith it?

The word is nigh thee,

even in thy mouth,

and in thy heart:

that is,

the word of faith, which we preach;

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth

the Lord Jesus,

and shalt believe in thine heart

that God hath raised Him from the dead,

thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto

righteousness;

and with the mouth confession is made unto

salvation.

For the scripture saith,

Whosoever

believeth on Him

shall not be ashamed.

 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:

for the same Lord over

ALL

is rich unto

ALL

that call upon Him.

 

For whosoever shall CALL upon the NAME of the Lord

SHALL BE SAVED.

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The plan of salvation is simple.

 Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ,

died for your sins and rose again from the dead.

 Ask Him to forgive you of your sins.

 Invite Him into your heart to be the Savior of your soul.

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When you’re crying yourself to sleep,

know that Jesus is lending His shoulder to you.

When you’re pushed to the ground,

know that Jesus is holding out His hands to you.

When you feel like dying,

know that Jesus died to let you live.

When you feel like no one loves you,

know that Jesus loves you more than you can imagine.

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jesusholdingchild

 Taylor Greger

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Thank you for stopping by.

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