If I can help somebody as I pass along, If I can cheer somebody with a word or a song, If I can show love’s message to a world gone wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.
The words to that song conjure up memories that go so far back I can’t even tell you about them. They all point to my dad singing it, mother playing the piano and my sister and brother and me singing the background, those were more than just words to my parents. They helped so many people in so many ways, not just with a word or a song but prayer, counsel, visitation in times of sickness, food, money and the list goes on and on. This is what they instilled in me, and who does that sound like?
Jesus walked with His disciples and they saw the human man in Him when He ate and slept and felt tired. They also saw the holy and compassionate side of Him as He ministered to the woman at the well and the 10 lepers who all went away healed, with only one coming back to thank him. They saw him take 5 fishes and 2 loaves and feed five thousand people with enough left over for each disciple to have one, and another time four thousand. They saw him make the best wine of the evening from plain water and then saw the water in the sea become a floor for him to walk upon. They saw him spit in the mud and heal a blind man, tell a man to take up his bed and walk and so many more things that there isn’t room enough to mention them in this short article but He did it all because he was empowered from the Father in Heaven and guess what?
He gave US the power to do the same things…
Mark 16: In verse 15 He commissions us to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature!” In 16 We find that if we believe in His name and are baptized, we are saved! Then verse 17 says it…And these signs will FOLLOW those who believe, then He lists the things that we as Christians and believing in His name, should see in our life all the time!
How many miracles have I seen happen in my life?
Honestly there have been a lot…but it isn’t an everyday thing…and it COULD be and SHOULD be happening! We have the right to exercise this miracle working power and the Holy Spirit is our advocate standing before the Father for us…it is very exciting when you think of it that way.
What’s the point?
Jesus helped somebody, everybody as he passed along. Can we do that for each other so that at the end of your life it can be said that your living has not been in vain?