Wednesday, June 16, 2021

He Loves Me

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970, according to Wikipedia, was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul, and blues music. The article went on to say that she was one of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era.  However, she sang one poignant song called Work Me Lord.  Some of the lyrics are, “Work me, Lord, work me, Lord. Please don't you leave me. I feel so useless down here with no one to love. Though I've looked everywhere, and I can't find me anybody to love to feel my care.”


No matter how widely known one may be, just like this rock star, many people feel lonely, useless, and worthless.  Perhaps no one told them that the Bible says that God loves them (John 3:16) and that they are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).  Perhaps no one sat down and shared that they are accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:5-6).


People may seem to have it all, but everyone needs to know about God’s love for us and that Jesus went to the Cross to save our souls. We don’t have to look everywhere like Janis wrote, we can simply look to Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). Therefore, let us look beyond the fame, fortune, and status of those around us and let God use us to show His love to those who feel unloved. Those who know about the love of the Savior ought to share with everybody about Somebody who loves anybody.


John 3:16

New International Version

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Psalm 139:14 

New International Version

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.


Genesis 1:27

New International Version

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.


Ephesians 1:5-6

New King James Version

5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 

to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He [a]made us accepted in the Beloved.


Hebrews 12:2

New King James Version
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.







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