Our faithful, unfailing Friend

(J. R. Miller, "The Building of Character" 1894)

"Having loved His own who were in the world,
 He loved them to the end." John 13:1

Christ loves unto the uttermost. His love is not worn
out by our faultiness, our dullness, nor even by our
sinning. Christ bears with us in all our sad failings;
and is patient toward all our weakness, infirmity, and
sin. He is our faithful, unfailing friend, though we
give Him but little love—and that little mingled with
doubts, complainings, murmurings, and ingratitude.
Many of us make it hard for Christ to be our friend;
yet He loves unto the end—unto the uttermost!

"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
   Hebrews 13:5