Jesus Christ is always in the midst of everythingPublished 12:02am Saturday, March 29, 2014
As I sit and ponder the many chaotic conditions of our world, I wonder how people face these things alone.
Everywhere, there seems to be trouble bombarding people’s lives.
Recently in one of our church services there were several requests for prayer for people who had been diagnosed with cancer. We generally stand together and pray for our requests, but this time I felt the urge to go to my knees. My heart was so heavy with compassion for these hurting people, and I realize there are so many who do not know Jesus and there are people who do not know that Jesus is someone they can go to for help.
I honestly could not keep my sanity without Jesus. I agree with the Apostle Paul when he said in Acts 17:28, “In him we live, and move, and have our being.”
I lean on Him and trust Him for everything. There is not one facet of my life that I want to leave Jesus out of. I have found Him to be a trustworthy and faithful companion. Oh what a Savior.
My mind goes to a time after the resurrection of Jesus, when His disciples were assembled together behind closed doors for fear of the Jews. They had witnessed their Lord being crucified by an angry mob and were afraid themselves. But as they were assembled together, (John 20:26) “came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said Peace be unto you.”
That was perfect timing by our Lord to come present Himself and speak peace to His followers. What great consolation you and I can have today when we are in trouble because Jesus is always in the midst. I can’t count the times while pastoring and I’ve been with people in many kinds of troubled situations and Jesus showed up in the midst.
You too can be assured the Lord Jesus will be there when you need Him. He promised us in Matthew 28:20, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Nothing builds our faith as the Bible does. We read the gospels of our Lord Jesus Christ, and how many times did He show up where a sick person was and healed them. How many times did He bring a person back from the dead? How many times have we known of people the doctors gave up on, and said there was no hope and Jesus showing up and they are alive today?
The disciples went fishing, but caught no fish and Jesus showed up and told them where to cast their net. They did, and were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes, John 21:6.
You may be without employment or perhaps another serious need in your life.
Why not let Jesus show up in your midst?
Pastor Glenn Vaughn