“God annointed Jesus of Nezareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38.
“Christ wrought miracle after miracle when He was on this earth. In this work He showed what God can do for afflicted bodies and souls. . . . He was constantly ministering to others, improving every opportunity offered Him. Even in His childhood He spoke words of comfort and tenderness to young and old. . . . He was an example of what all children may strive to be. . . . In His words and actions He manifested tender sympathy for all. His companionship was a healing, soothing balm to the disheartened and depressed.”
“He posessed patientce which nothing could ruffle, and truthfulness which would not be turned aside. His willing hands and feet were ever ready to serve others; study to be a blessing to them, and to glorify your Creator.
“All around us are heard the wails of a world’s sorrow. On every hand are the needy and distressed. It is ours to aid in relieving and softening life’s hardships and misery. The wants of the soul, only the love of Christ can satisfy. If Christ is abiding in us, our hearts will be full of divine sympathy. The sealed fountains of earnest, Christlike love will be unsealed.
“There are many from whom hope has departed. Bring back the sunshine to them. Many have lost their courage. . . . Pray for these souls. Bring them to Jesus. Tell them that there is a balm in Gilead and a Physian there.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White, p. 151.