Gratitude is an action –not a position or a statement –it underscores our position
As humans, we often don’t see our self-centeredness – overlooking the important people in our life
Always on the go – grasping the golden ring – doing the next exciting thing
Faithfulness, focus, forgiveness, healing, caring, loving, taking second place seldom seen

Jesus was a listening friend- he knew our helplessness –as the world eroded our gifts
How difficult it was for us to focus on Him – how easily we are distracted
Often to our chagrin or hurt – missing cogent moments – when friendship is needed
Jesus never misunderstood His mission-it was to die on a cross, alone, except for the Father’s love

Jesus loved with a depth and thoroughness we cannot comprehend
From the Godhead, three in one, Jesus loved us before the foundation of the world
He knew our need for love-the desperate things we would do for it
How we would be overcome with pain and grief when unloved-therefore He loves us

A gracious teacher, Jesus knows the end of the story, He knows He is walking towards His death
Jesus was totally committed to do His Father’s will-committed to giving the Father all the glory
He knew you, He knew your sin, and still He died for you, He loves you this moment
He is the life, He is the light, He is the way, come let us walk with Him

Jesus spoke the truth, He was a wondrous speaker, He shared with us in story form
He knows our need, He knows our sorrow, He brings value and worth to our life
Calling us to Himself, He will give us the wisdom we need to live a full and vibrant life
Despite the heartache and disruption that each of us experience-life is hard

Jesus arrives in our life at just the right time-for some it’s early- for others it is later
He is the Savior of the World-He saves us from our sin-brings us into His Father’s house
We belong, we become members of God’s family, from now unto eternity
We will not die, for Jesus gives us eternal life, life like the Father

Jesus is seeking us-in our hour of hurt He comes-blessing, encouraging, providing
He will never let us go-He will never fail us-He calls us to pray-continually-always
Believe in Jesus-He believes in us-obey Him-trust His guidance
Talk with Him more, listen to Him completely and always, Jesus is Lord and He loves you

Jesus sees our hate, He knows our indifference, He feels our pain, He will not let you go
Religion fails, Jesus never fails, His will is that we succeed and He will help us
Our great problem is defining success-people count, people count with Jesus
Humility, gratitude, and forgiveness of others are certainly a major part of any success

The Compassionate One, He wept, He saw all of the sorrow that each of us would know
He prayed for us, He prayed for our life, He cared for us, as if we were the only one He had to care for
Our wondrous Lord, He brings us joy and peace, He covers us with His grace new each day
Jesus was raised from the grave, ascended to the Father and He is coming back for us

Come Lord Jesus, Come

Clay Corvin – December 17, 2016


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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and was employed by NOBTS for 38 years. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. His ministry is to the homeless and helpless seeking to promote the cause of Christ everyplace he travels.