in Arabic
Newsletter of July 2006

In the name of Jesus Christ

Friendship is something beautiful that every one of us is so grateful for and blessed with it. When there is a friend in an individual's life, then by exchanging their visions and consulting each other, it adds another taste to their lives; also when comfort is needed in a special situation or helping each other -- these things are something natural in a friendship's world.

But things that are considered unnatural are betrayal of your friend, talking badly about him, whispering gossip behind his back or breaking a secret that the friend wants nobody else to know.

In a friendship's world you will not find that your friend is not helping you, when help is needed and the provision to meet the need is available. Letting down a friend with such failures could lead to anger, disappointment, depression or sometimes even to sickness.

Well, someone might say that all human beings are not perfect or faultless, they still can make mistakes and this is true, but there is a friend perfect and loyal for every one of us and when we ask Him for help, He will step in and we can talk with Him anytime we want to. We can consult Him in all matters and He comforts us in our sadness and will be happy with us in our joy; He also has the power and authority to heal us, when we become sick and He encourages us, when we are depressed and keeps us from all evil and this friend is of course JESUS. He is always faithful and He don't let us down, when we ask Him for something according to His will. In times our earthly friends might fail us, our Heavenly Friend reaches out His hands to us to lift us up from the pit of depression, brokenness and loneliness and gives us hope again. How could we reject a friendship like this that we need in this difficult and dark times, as the power of evilness try to conquer everything around us? (Proverbs 18:24 But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.)

Let us be close to this faithful and loyal friend and the best way to be close to Him is to walk in His commandments and His commandments are not heavy. (1. John 5;3b and also in Matthew 11:30 Jesus says: For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.)

Jesus gave this commandment through the mouth of the apostle Peter in Acts 2:38: Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

What are we waiting for? The Holy Ghost spoke to the apostle Paul: Act 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Let us work in His commandments and win His friendship, so we can live a quiet, blessed and peaceful life, without having any worries on this earth until we meet this Friend in the Rapture Day.

This offer of friendship is still valid today. May God be with you. es

صيادي الناس