Faith Reflections

Hold Me, Jesus

Our technology was wonky during worship today. Some of the Christmas poinsettias sat among dead leaves, withered from a long holiday season of doing their best to shine.

Some of us feel the same. A little wonky, a little withered, a little worn out. The new year brings with it a million ads, emails, posts, and guilt about a new you, a better you, a thinner, wealthier, productive, efficient, energetic, and more worthy you. We get caught up in the expectations and resolutions, but soon wither from doing our best to shine only to discover it really wasn’t what we were missing or needing.

We don’t need perfect performances at church or from us. We don’t need performances at all. We just need Jesus. Without Jesus, everything else leaves us wonky, withered, and worn out.

“Hold Me Jesus” by Rich Mullins is an anchoring song for me when my trust is more in the shakey way I live than in the unshakeable One in whom I live.

I love this video which includes some beautiful and honest thoughts from Rich prior to the song.

Resolve to be God’s rather than be good.

“Surrender don’t come natural to me
I’d rather fight You for something I don’t really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I’ve beat my head against so many walls
Now I’m falling down I’m falling on my knees

You have been King of my glory
Won’t you be my Prince of Peace”

Rich Mullins, “Hold Me Jesus”

One Comment

  • Karen Eileen Jones

    This wonderful song has sustained me with its message and reminders many times…when I can’t pray anything else, “Hold me, Jesus!” And he does…

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