Just a Whisper

Today I was listening to the song “Whisper His Name”. The words say:

Whisper His name

Whisper His name

Whisper His name

And He will answer you

Call out His name (Jesus)

Call out His name (Jesus)

Call out His name (Jesus)

And He will come to you

Shout out His name (Jesus)

Shout out His name (Jesus)

Shout out His name (Jesus)

And He will run to you

For when we lose our selfish pride

And when we fall down on our knees

For when we lift our hands

And say You’re all I need

Oh God we lose our selfish pride

Lord we fall down on our knees

We lift our hands to You

And say You’re all we need

You’re all we need

You’re all we need

You’re all we need

Glory to You in the highest place

Glory to You in the highest place

Glory to You in the highest place

So many times we have said “Run to Jesus. He is all you need. Run to him and he will rescue you.” But, this morning, it hit me (while listening to the song) that sometimes all we have to do is WHISPER His name. Yes, he wants us to seek after him, to run to him to pursue him. But he also knows that sometimes we are weak. Weak in body, spirit, or mind. He knows that sometimes it takes all our strength just to WHISPER. Luke 22:41-44 says “He (Jesus) pulled away from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?” At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.”

I have been there. I have been so weak that it took everything I had just to say “I can’t”. But, in that moment of weakness, when I called he CAME. This morning, for some reason, it just hit me. All he needs is a WHISPER and he will RUN to us. RUN. It made me think of the prodigal son. How the father came running to him. How the father hugged and kissed his wayward son. How much more will our heavenly father run to us? Hug us? Kiss us? Bring us to his feast? Give us the best robe?

So, even though we may be weak and weary, our SAVIOR will RUN to us, even if all we do is WHISPER his name.

This is just a thought from Jenni on New Years Eve.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s