Jesus Has A Need Only You Can Meet

Jesus Christ had a need on the great day of His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. There was only one person who could meet it. Jesus needed a simple donkey. Yet, that donkey was essential to the plan God laid before the foundation of the earth.

The owner of the donkey sent it “immediately” (Mark 11:3). Such should be our response.

Jesus had the authority to command the donkey, but He gave the owner a free will to choose. He does the same for us.

Today Jesus has a need. He needs you to take a stand for Him. He needs for that to be consistent and continual. He has given you the free will to give Him what He needs, you. In turn He has promised to be with you and bless you. His commitment to us is consistent and continual. 

For sometime I carried in my wallet a little verse often read as a reminder of His presence.

“The light of God surrounds me
The love of God enfolds me
The power of God protects me
The presence of God watches over me
Wherever I am, God is!”

I have a newspaper clipping that reminds me of an occasion when I took it out and reread it. It tells of a Delta 727 carrying 133 passengers, and a Cessna narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision approaching the Memphis International Airport. The report describes the two planes engaging in “evasive action” resulting in them missing each other by 200 feet. The report describes the pilot of the 727 making a nose dive to avoid the collision. All shook up physically and emotionally, I re-read my poem. Whew!

When you have your near misses in life, in whatever form  they may come, you can be sure He is with you. 

The Word of God still applies that ancient directive to folks like us: “The Lord has need …”  How will you respond?

One of the most joyous days in a person’s life is when it is realized the Lord has need of them. That gives a sense of personal importance, a sense of self-worth.

As it was said of Jesus we need to confirm: “Lo, I came to do Your will, O God” (Hebrews 10: 5, 7)

In our former home town of New Orleans a walk along the docks is always refreshing and enlightening. Occasionally a person will try to stowaway on a ship to go to another country. Once I saw a sign there stating: “Stowaways will be prosecuted on the other side.”  That is to be true spiritually in the judgment.

Instead, when you arrive on the “other side,” may you be greeted with, “Well done good and faithful servant.”