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Saturday, October 25, 2014

For Those Who Can Trust No One

If a person knew only rejection and pain in their relationships, how can this person come to understand the love of God in a personal way? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 1627).

This of course would be a very challenging thing to realize. I think we simply do the best we can to show this person acceptance and support and strive to create a reciprocal loving relationship. Often we have to admit, however, that our best is not good enough. But we must not give in to discouragement and despair. We must understand that God calls us to be faithful even if not always successful. We should strive to be a true friend and if rejected accept it in sadness.  Certainly we can point out that God's love for individuals is completely reliable and not subject to the perfidy sometimes found in human relationships. That is, though my friend cannot trust me, he can trust God – as indeed all of us must depend upon now and then.

Following poem from Time and The Kite by Andy Hines:

Where Were You When I Needed You?

Where were you when I needed you,
When all was going dim;
When trouble like a rising tide
Was making my life grim?

When all around was going down,
And nothing seemed to stand,
Then I reached out to feel your touch
And you withdrew your hand.

And yet I know you are my friend
And I a friend to you,
And when I search inside myself
I’ve done the same thing, too.

So when you rise in righteous wrath
For one who turned away,
Remember that in humankind
It happens every day.

And when your friend needs help the most
Be steady and be there,
And when your time of testing comes
There may be one who cares.

But still your friends may disappear
And you may stand alone,
Remember then behind the scene
God watches o’er His own.

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