We have written much about our Mom and Grandmother Johnson lately. Obviously she had a good influence on us all the days of her life. During the last couple years of her illness Mom shared with me often about waking up in the morning with a Christian song in her mind and heart. Many times we would sing it together; sometimes it was such an old one from her childhood that I did not know it. She even wrote those hymns or choruses down each day. I am blessed with the gift of music in my head like Mom and her sister, Norma, sometimes so much that it is there in the middle of the night!
There is a hymn we sang at church that has stayed with me the last two weeks. One phrase in particular repeats over and over in my head…”It is enough that Jesus died, and that He died for me.”
I know that those of you who are much younger than I, or that have not grown up in a church that sings the old hymns could not possibly know this song. The new songs are great and I have them in my head and heart too, but most of the old hymns have so much good doctrine in the words that I am sorry you may be missing out on them!
Anyway, the point is today that we all go through difficult times. Life is hard. God did not promise life on this sinful earth would be easy. God did promise that He would guide and direct us “through it all” (another great song by Andre Crouch). The point is that no matter what – it is enough, it is enough that Jesus, my Savior died for my sins, and that He lives and is preparing an eternal home for me. How awesome and humbling is that? No one, or no circumstance can take that away from me!!!
If you do not know Him and the power of His resurrection, I pray that as you read this you will ask Him to be your Savior. It is so easy! Our human minds try to figure out God, His Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Don’t go there, it’s not possible! Just accept that it is enough that Jesus died for you.
MY FAITH HAS FOUND A RESTING PLACE
1/ My faith has found a resting place, not in device nor creed; I trust the Everlasting One, His wounds for me shall plead.
2/ Enough for me that Jesus saves, this ends my fear and doubt; A sinful soul, I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out.
3/ My heart is leaning on the Word, the written Word of God; Salvation by my Savior’s name, salvation thru His blood.
4/ My great Physician heals the sick, the lost He came to save; For me His precious blood He shed, for me His life He gave.
Chorus/ I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It is enough that Jesus died, and that He died for me.
Words: Lidie H Edmonds, 1891 Music: Norwegian Folk melody, 1891
Repost from June 2014