“You ask why I follow this Jesus?” is a beautiful poem, written by an unknown saint. It’s been around for quite some time, so it’s likely this person is now part of the Great Cloud of Witnesses in Heaven. The words of this poem live on to inspire our minds, warm our hearts, and comfort our souls.
Take time today to think about the many reasons you love Jesus, beginning with His great love by which He gave Himself to pay for the sins of mankind and promises to forgive any sinner who comes to Him in faith.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
You Ask Why I Follow This Jesus?
You ask why I follow this Jesus?
Why I love Him the way that I do?
When the world’s turned away from His teachings,
And the people who serve Him are few.
It’s not the rewards that I’m after
Or gifts that I hope to receive.
It’s the Presence that calls for commitment.
It’s the Spirit I trust and Believe.
The Lord doesn’t shelter His faithful.
Or spare them all suffering and pain.
Like everyone else I have burdens,
And walk through my share of rain.
Yet He gives me a plan and a purpose.
And that joy only Christians have known.
I never know what comes tomorrow,
But I do know I’m never alone.
It’s the love always there when you need it
And the words that redeem and inspire.
It’s the longing to ever be with Him
That burns in my heart like a fire.
So you ask why I love my Lord Jesus?
Well, friend, that’s so easy to see.
But the one thing that fills me with wonder
Is why Jesus loves someone like me.
Words of Wisdom from the Cloud of Witnesses: The Cloud of Witnesses is a reference to those in Heaven who have run their races and are now with the Lord. Their words of wisdom are filled with faith, hope, love, and joy to warm our souls, and the eternal truths of God to grow us and give us joy. Their words strengthen our souls, equip our minds, encourage our hearts, and empower us to stand firm in our faith and be motivated, ready, and willing to share the hope we have in Jesus.
Hebrews 12:1-2 Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith...
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