This is one of my favorite views from our driveway. Each time I walk, I stop to look at our gazebo. It is sheltered by dogwoods, a beautiful spot to stop and take in the view of our home.
This morning, the sun dappled through the trees, illuminating this view. Each morning this sight is a gift to me. Today, it prompted me to remember a song that has stayed with me throughout the day. I have heard this song sung by many people, but my favorite is by Fernando Ortega, Give me Jesus.
When I searched for the song online, I saw this article about the hymn. The words resonate as modern, that I was surprised at it’s origin. The words are timeless. The message is clear. Give me Jesus.
I can walk daily, view my home and the gifts I have in the property here, but without Jesus it means nothing. “ For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Mark 8:36 (NKJV)
The home we live in is a gift for us. It is a blessing that we did not expect. But, if I only have my home and do not recognize the One who provided this place for us, what worth is it? What it all boils down to, in the end, is what this song says, ‘You can have all the world, but give me Jesus’