By Immanuel Kwesi Arthur | TRINICY.org
“Take the world, but give me Jesus, sweetest comfort of my soul;
with my Saviour watching over me, I can sing though billows roll”
– Ascend the Hill
In Romans 1:20-22, Paul explains that God manifested Himself to man through His created things but man never found the need to glorify Him as God. Man became vain in his imaginations making his heart darkened. God still saw the need to reconcile man back to Himself by revealing Himself to man through His prophets but this too proved futile.
Hebrews 1:1-3 says that God in many times and in diverse manners spoke to man by His prophets but has in these last days spoken to man by His Son, Jesus. God had to present someone who is His replica (express image of His person) so that man could clearly see God. God knew man was saying, ‘Give me Jesus!’ and God had no option than to give Him to us. Today, believers enjoy free access, truth, and eternal life because we have Jesus.
The song "Take the World, But Give Me Jesus" by Ascend the Hill speaks volumes about the Son of God. This song reminds the world that Jesus is the Ultimate. If we would give ourselves holistically to Him and believe that He is always watching over us, we can happily sing though the billows roll.
Who then is Jesus? He can be summarized to be the height and depth of mercy; the length and breadth of love; the fullness of redemption and the pledge of endless life. He showed mercy when the two blind men sitting by the way side cried for mercy (Matthew 20:30-34). He heard the cry of the ten lepers and cleansed them (Luke 17:12-14). John recounts that there is no greater love than what Jesus did by laying down His life for us (John 15:13). Jesus is the length and breadth of love.
He is the fullness of redemption and He pledges of endless life above. He came for a reconciliation and He confidently crowned it with eternal life. Boldly, Jesus said, ‘In My Father’s house are many dwelling places, if it were not so, I would have told you…’ (John 14:2). Outside Jesus Christ there is nothing, but with Him there is everything. If you have no proper relationship with Jesus Christ, just cry out to Him. He is all we need to have our needs met.
Precious Father, thank You for giving Your Son to me. If my situation ever becomes unbearable, remind me of Jesus whom You have given me. Remind me of His presence in my life because He is all I need to have my needs met. Help me to better appreciate Him by inviting Him in all things I do. Amen.
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