But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
As I am writing this, it is less than a week until the 2020 election. Campaign signs with names, slogans and promises try to entice those who pass by to cast a vote in favor of posted candidates. They are everywhere.
But no doubt, you have seen the signs, “Thank You, Jesus” planted in the yards of your neighborhood. I have made it a “habit” that when I see one of those signs to say a quick, “Thank you, Jesus for (salvation, peace, provision, etc.)” Get the picture? Why not try it for yourself? It can be very uplifting.
But there is another sign I used to see every time I went to church. It simply said in bold letters, “YOU NEED JESUS.” Now I’m sure many scoffers have seen that sign as well. I can hear their responses, “I don’t need Jesus! I am doing fine on my own. Only weaklings need this so-called Jesus!” Well, then I humbly wear the label of “weakling.” I need Him every day. I’m sure many of you can chime in and say the same.
After years of praying for my brother to come to Christ, he did so in a hospital room where he had spent a few weeks recovering from a stroke. His prayer simply put was, “Jesus, I need You!” Jesus met him there in that hospital room.
Even the Apostle Paul with all his credentials (Philippians 3:4-7) recognized his desperate need for Jesus. He accepted his “thorn in the flesh,” whatever that was, as God’s way of reminding him of that need (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).
And as I think about my need for Jesus, a song comes to mind. It was written by Mylon LeFevre. The lyrics beautifully sum up the truth of our need for Jesus!
Without him I could do nothing
Without him I'd surely fail
Without him I would be drifting
Like a ship without a sail
Without him I would be dying
Without him I'd be enslaved
Without him life would be worthless
But with Jesus, thank God I'm saved
Without him how lost I would be
Dear friend, please don’t live your life without Him!
Father, I simply need you! Amen