Nov 12 – Winners and Loosers

“I attended a prestigious college, but 35 years later I have no job. I’m in debt, depressed and battling many phobias.” Those words were written to an advice column. The writer was complaining that her Facebook friends only wanted to hear “positive things” and even planned to deactivate her Facebook until she felt better. Our society puts great emphasis on success and achievement. Everyone, it seems, loves a winner, but are not to fussy about hanging out with those they consider to be losers. But thankfully, there is One who stands with us whether we succeed or not, win or not. I refer to Jesus Christ, He is the One of Whom it is written that He “sticks closer than a brother.” He is the One of whom the Psalmist wrote, “When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.” To the discouraged, defeated, and friendless, our Lord says, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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