Proverbs 18:24 English Standard Version (ESV)
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Deuteronomy 31:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
2 John 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
Luke 12:40 English Standard Version (ESV)
40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
There's a little dog in our house who's waiting patiently and faithfully by the front door for his master to enter. I wish I could explain to him that it will happen when the university breaks for holidays, but maybe it's better that he clings to his certain hope of the master's return and continues to camp by the door. I could learn something from this dog. When Jesus returns, may He find me faithful.
Before This Time - Big Stuf