A Friend Who is Always Near Us

By: E.S.N.

Dear Reader,

"The apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught" (Mark 6:30).

In this busy life of ours, it is very hard to find someone we can trust, to whom we can tell all our sorrows and joys, who will listen, and on whose sympathy we can fully rely. But there is a friend who is always near us, ready to listen and to sympathize with us. There is no trial and no joy He will not share; and that friend is the same one to whom the disciples unburdened their hearts. Yes, they went and told Jesus "all things."

You can do the same, dear Christian. He loves to hear your voice. Tell Him everything: your school cares, your work cares, your innocent joys, your shortcomings; and make known to Him all your needs. Do not keep anything from Him that concerns you. He is your only true and faithful friend, so speak to Him with reverence, yet with liberty and confidence. He knows everything about you and the entire struggle you are going through, and you need to know that He is willing and able to help you, guide you, and fill your heart with His own peace.

He loves all His people to be winners of souls, so give Him the joy of hearing you tell Him that you have been trying to lead some of your classmates or co-workers to Him. For, just as the apostles, you are His ambassador and He is your Lord as well as your faithful friend.

May the Lord use this issue to strengthen, encourage and help you to be established to the end that Christ may be displayed in your life.

Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement.

Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark

Yours in our soon-coming Lord,

Emil S. Nashed

Please send your questions and comments to:

Toward The Mark

c/o Wayne Christian Assembly

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Wayne, NJ 07470-5354

Attention: Emil S. Nashed


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