There are those out there who are not big fans of Southern Gospel so they may not know the song “I Can’t Even Walk” by Cody Johnson. If you get a chance, Google the lyrics or search the song on YouTube because the message is so appropriate for today. You see, the world is reaching out and seeking answers to the issues that constantly bombard us every single day either on the news or in our daily lives. Last week, I asked the question “do you know of Jesus or do you know Jesus? There is a huge difference in that one single word. Consider the passage from John 12:44-47.
Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it.
For those who know of Jesus I say this, even the devil knows of Jesus but that does not mean that he has put his trust and faith in the Lord. If you know Jesus, if you have put you hope and faith in Him and Him alone, if you have given over your life, your whole heart is with Jesus and you trust Him completely, you know the power and grace of our precious Saviour. This is when we all realize that we need Christ to walk with us, to give us strength, to show us the way. As the song says:
I thought I could do a lot on my own. I thought I could make it all day long. I thought of myself as a mighty big man but I can't even walk without you holding my hand.
If I put my trust in the world, the world will try to guide me in the way that it wants for it’s own benefit but if I put my trust in the Lord, He will guide my path in the direction that will benefit both myself and those around me. You see He wants us to be with Him in Glory, when the time comes. He will show us the path that will work best for our journey to Heaven and, through the Holy Spirit, we are strengthened and lifted along this journey. You see, I can’t even walk without Him holding my hand. There are big mountains and wide valleys that will provide some tough obstacles and that is a guarantee. The position of strength is on our knees in prayer, when the journey gets too rough. Reach out and let Jesus take you by the hand, let Him give you the strength to carry on, the wisdom to deal with the issues of life and the focus to keep on His path.
There is a friend who just found out some terrible news. When we lose someone close and are left alone to wonder why, we can seek out comfort and care from friends plus we can take time out to pray for guidance and strength from the One who can truly comfort. I pray for His love to ease the burden, His wisdom to be able to come alongside others who are grieving and the strength to overcome the loss. Jesus is with us at all times and always is on the ready to take our hand in these difficult times.
We will be gathering Sunday at 10:30 to celebrate Christ’s love for each and everyone of us. Service will be broadcast online (see links below) or you are more than welcome to join us in person at 402 Main Avenue W in Sundre, AB.
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