What wretched work it is to depend upon
'the creature', who changes and varies in all its
feelings, purposes, and affections every moment!
But our best, dearest, and only Friend changes not.
He cannot change, because He is God.
A God, too, all sufficient and almighty.
Such is your Friend and mine.
So never be cast down.
If He has given His Son for us, will
He withhold any other good thing?
He knows the end from the beginning.
We know nothing beyond the present moment.
If left to ourselves, we would destroy ourselves;
but He has promised to provide, and to care for,
and to preserve us, even to the end.
(by Mary Winslow)