Music Monday: There Was Jesus by Dolly Parton (and Zach Williams)


Music Monday: There Was Jesus by Dolly Parton (and Zach Williams)

by Debbie

 not Living as a person with quadriplegia is not easy – relying on various people to get you up and put you in bed at night. It can be draining- wondering how long a person will remain working for you or when your caregivers will change. Of course, there’s always family to rely on as a backup, but still, I want what everyone wants – the semblance of a normal life, friends to have coffee with, a significant other willing to take me places.

But the fact is, no one can have that stability- with this virus continuing to spread. Then there’s the news of what’s happening in Afghanistan. It saddens me to know that evil men threaten the freedoms we helped restore to so many people.

 The things we’ve worked towards are being destroyed – people are being held against their will, people of faith are being silenced and threatened.

Even so, Jesus is with us. We are not alone. The song “There was Jesus” reminds us that Jesus is with us no matter what road we may travel on this Earth. He can make blessings appear out of nowhere during our times of waiting and searching – as we continue to seek Him earnestly. This week, I decided to memorize Hebrews 11:6, which says: “And without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

I’m still trying to figure out what “seeking him” means. Sometimes I can see Him, and sometimes I can’t. But I still believe and trust him despite life’s circumstances. Remember what it says in Genesis 50:20: “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good..” Though Joseph is talking to his brothers here, the principle remains the same. God will turn everything around in his time-maybe by speaking of their faith, and some will turn to God. We might never know this side of Heaven.

Still, God knows…

He hears you.

He loves you

There Was Jesus by Dolly Parton (and Zach Williams) can be accessed here:

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