Jesus! the Name High over All

I just remembered that I had quoted the last two verses of this marvelous Wesley hymn at my ordination.
Great reminder:

Jesus! the name high over all,
in hell or earth or sky;
angels and mortals prostrate fall,
and devils fear and fly.

Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven.

O that the world might taste and see
the riches of his grace!
The arms of love that compass me
would all the world embrace.

Thee I shall constantly proclaim,
though earth and hell oppose;
bold to confess thy glorious name
before a world of foes.

His only righteousness I show,
his saving truth proclaim;
’tis all my business here below
to cry, “Behold the Lamb!”

Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp his name,
preach him to all and cry in death,
“Behold, behold the Lamb!”

10 Hints for Caring in a Crisis

  1. Express care and interest straight away. Yes, you. Don’t delay.
  2. Pray for peace, hope, faith and love, even when you’re not sure what/how.
  3. Listen and let people share their burden, in their words, tears and all.
  4. Demonstrate support in tangible ways. Small acts speak volumes.
  5. Let Jesus be the consistent vision, comforting and inspiring
  6. Let the Word of God be the map, the anchor, the wind and the fuel.
  7. Mobilize and motivate others to support, together we accomplish more!
  8. Note down key issues and dates, that will show support and care!
  9. Journey along, with sincerity, humility and audacity, as a companion.
  10. Marathon not just a sprint: Go for the long run, enduring not bailing out.