first I have to get out of bed. I want to change the world but . . . first I have to turn off the TV. I want to change the world but . . . first I have to get up off this couch. I want to change the world but . . . that means I have to actually leave my house and go out there.
OK — I’m up, it’s off, I’m off, I’m out . . . now what?
Oh world! you need so much and all I have is a box of bandaides. and that’s not nearly enough to cover all your wounds . . .
I do know Someone who has what you need, who has everything you need and more!
I know the One who has the answers to your questions
the One who has food for your hunger, who has water for your thirst-
I know the One who has healing for your heart, the One who offers rest for your soul –
I know the One who will give you hope and take away your despair –
I know the One who will bring light into your darkness – the One whose forgiveness will wash away your guilt for good
I know the One who brings truth to replace your foolish, darkened thinking
I know the One who brings reconciliation to your broken relationships
I know the One who brings comfort in your pain
I know the One whose Presence brings joy and peace
I know the One whose Presence is life itself
Yes, all I have is a box of bandaides, but I know The One
so let me introduce you, oh poor, broken world that you are to The One . . .
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:17)
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Jesus doesn’t offer you bandaides, oh you weary, wounded world. Jesus offers Himself instead, then you won’t need the bandaides because Jesus is the cure, the solution to every problem, the Healer of every heart.
sincerely, Grace Day