Matthew 11:19
A Tender Friend

 Today, we’re going to talk about something that can bring joy, hope, strength and encouragement to our lives.  Or it can bring sorrow, despair, weakness and discouragement.   Sometimes this thing brings both into our lives at the same time.    Some people have many of this thing.  Some have few.  Some have virtually none.  Just mentioning it can bring us mental joy or mental pain.   So I’m going to tell you what it is now.  I want you to gauge your reaction to this word.