Above is a copy of the hymn that was the invitation hymn at Log Cabin Baptist Church on October 4, 1959, when at age six I walked the aisle and made my public profession of faith.
Some people said I was too young, and that my parents should not have let me do that. They said “she doesn’t understand everything.” Well, I’m 70 now, and I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING!
I think that is what makes the hymn that was playing at the time so special. Only Trust Him references NOTHING about understanding everything – it’s all about TRUST.
The only thing I had to understand, was that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and in doing so cleansed me and saved my soul. At age six I understood the words of John 3:16 – 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. (New International Version)
As I grew in my faith over these past 69-1/2 years, I understand more of what it means to be a Jesus follower, and my faith journey has been the most important aspect of my life.
Without God I am nothing. Without God I have no rudder. Without God I have no anchor. Without God I have no direction.
Do I know everything? No. I’m still learning. I will NEVER know everything this side of Heaven, but I know WHO I need to know and that is Jesus Christ!
I trust HIM and His WORD. I read the Scripture and I talk to Him daily. I confess my sins of omission and commission. I try to walk closer to Him.
I try to do unto others as I want them to do to me. I try to be aware of the needs of those around me, as well as those abroad, and I try to help meet those needs. I try to live a life that is an example of the life Jesus Himself led, so others might meet Him through me. I try to be the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth.
I don’t always succeed in my efforts. I fall short continually. I will never be perfect. I will never not sin. But I will always only trust Him, for now and for forever, and that is enough.
I challenge each of you to only trust Him, and I promise your life and those with whom you interact will be all the better for it.
See you next time,