Poems of the Heart
"MY DEAREST FRIEND"
When the days seem bright and cheery,
When the nights are long and dreary,
When life seems most worthwhile,
When the world exels in guile,
When the birds sing their sweetest,
When the way seems its steepest,
There is one friend that seeks to give
Your life a new start,
One that bids your troubles depart,
One that loves you beyond all words,
That One, my dearest Friend, is Jesus!
by Carol E. Hurne
(Written about 1949)
Upon that cross so bare and lone.
My Savior died for my sins to atone.
But, Oh! That blessed first Easter Day
When the angel rolled that stone away,
Christ was victor over sin;
Eternal life to give to men.
By Carol E. Hurne
Do you have the assurance that when you die
you will be in the presence of the Lord in heaven?
Death for a believer is but a doorway
that open up into eternal life.
Those who fall asleep in Jesus
shall be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.
Those you've laid in the grave in tears,
you shall meet them again with joy!
Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...
never to part again!
Yet, if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.
There is no pleasant way to say it.
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
Soul, that includes you and me.
Only when we realize the awfulness of our sin against God
and feel its deep sorrow in our hearts,
can we turn from the sin we once loved
and receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior.
"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."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior,
but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.
We would love to hear from you. Your first name is sufficient.
"Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"
~ Acts 2:21b
~ Isaiah 55:1a
"Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.
The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
~ John 4:13,14
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We are excited about your decision to accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior,
and would like to encourage you to find a church that you could be a part of
to help you grow in your new walk with Him.
Also,we encourage you to develop a personal relationship with the Lord
by reading the Scriptures and praying to Him often.
Talk to Him as you would talk to a dearest friend.
He desires that closeness and intimacy with you!
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