• The Comfort of Jesus …by Jim Cole

    Life often comes at us quickly and unexpectedly. The same is true for our guests. It is good for me to stop and remember some of the words I heard sung as a child in church.

    1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
    all our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    all because we do not carry
    everything to God in prayer.

    2. Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged;
    take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Can we find a friend so faithful
    who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness;
    take it to the Lord in prayer.

    3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
    cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Savior, still our refuge;
    take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    In his arms he’ll take and shield thee;
    thou wilt find a solace there.

    –“What a Friend We Have In Jesus”–

    Music by Charles C. Converse
    Lyrics by Joseph Scriven

    I’m so glad I have a friend in Jesus, and for all that goes on at Haven of Rest, we want our guests to know that they too can have a friend in Jesus- one that saves, keeps and satisfies.

    Jim Cole
    Director of Men’s Division