This I Know

John 4:43-54

John 4:46-50, “Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine.  And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.  When the man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “You will never believe.”  The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”  Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.”  The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

There’s a saying, “Where the rubber hits the road.”  I think it’s about aligning what you say with how you act, what you believe with what you do.

I have caught myself telling my wife or my children not to leave dirty dishes in the living room only to walk by and see the glass I was using earlier on the side table.

I have caught myself telling a friend to leave it to GOD, let it go and they’ll feel better… only to find myself worrying about a bad decision I made that eats away at my mind and makes me a pain to be around.

We can learn something from the “certain royal official” who ran into Jesus in Cana.  We can doubt, we can hide, we can worry, we can ignore, BUT! We can also take Jesus at his word and get on with our lives.

There’s a song I learned as a child, which has always stuck with me. It goes like this…  Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so, little ones to him belong, they are weak, but he is strong.

This is a big world we live in, and there are problems with family, friends, and work that are overwhelming for us.  BUT, we are not alone!  GOD is with us in all that we do, even if we are trying to shut GOD out, GOD is with us.  So when you’re down and out, when your fears are overwhelming please repeat these words… Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so, I am weak, but he is strong. Yes Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves me, Yes Jesus loves, for the bible tells me so!  AMEN!

Precious Father, Loving God, Holy Spirit, Today, I will come across problems and situations which will cause me to worry and doubt and fear the world around me.  Lord, please give me the faith to take Jesus at his word and know that Jesus loves me as I am, where I am, and who I am! AMEN!

Jim Dietvorst

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