Colin's Wise Wednesday - 3rd October 2018

Here we go again, must be Wednesday, but this time our message is in the words of a song “Need” by Richard Pratt from CrossRoad and features on their new album called “There’s a Light”. A special thank you to both Richard Pratt and Luke Powell who have given me the go ahead to use this song for our devotion. Luke also gave me a link to a discussion that he and Richard had concerning the background under which this song was written, very interesting:  https://crossroadchristianband.bandcamp.com/track/need-2

I first heard this song about 2 months ago when Luke and his Dad came to our FATHERS group one Saturday morning and introduced us to songs from their new album. What attracted me to the song at first was the fast beat, almost “Rock and Roll” style which I could relate to (maybe just maybe an age thing????).   I bought the CD and again I was drawn to this song but this time not only to the beat but to the lyrics.  It was as if I was in the song and I was living every word, every moment personally - if that makes any sense - I could relate to it all.   Let’s see what effect it has on you:

 

Walking down the street, see the people rushing around

Don’t care about anyone else, too busy to look around

I see a beggar on the corner, no one stops to give him a dime

There’s no love for one another, and that’s when I realized

 

This town needs Jesus, He is the only solution

This town needs Jesus, we need a spiritual revolution

This town needs Jesus, share His love with everyone

This town needs Jesus, Father let Your kingdom come

This town needs Jesus

 

Sitting watching the news, another war, another tragedy

People killing other people, there’s so much pain and agony

The poor are getting poorer while others bleed the land

So many people suffering, why can’t we all lend a helping hand?

 

This world needs Jesus, He is the only solution

This world needs Jesus, we need a spiritual revolution

This world needs Jesus, share His love with everyone

This world needs Jesus, Father let Your kingdom come

This world needs Jesus

 

Do we really care for the suffering and despair?

We must learn to reach out, we have to learn to care

I hang my head in shame, ‘cos I’m just as much to blame

Change my heart oh God, so I can reach out in the name of Jesus

 

We all need Jesus, He is the only solution

We all need Jesus, we need a spiritual revolution

We all need Jesus, share His love with everyone

We all need Jesus, Father let Your kingdom come

We all need Jesus

 

Wow how pertinent! I have adapted the final chorus and replaced all the “We all” with “ I”

 

I need Jesus, He is the only solution

I need Jesus, I need a spiritual revolution

I need Jesus, share His love with everyone

I need Jesus, Father let Your kingdom come

I need Jesus

 

Let’s Pray:   Almighty God be with me as I try to come to grips with the questions that this song raises. Please God change my heart  and please hear my plea .… I need Jesus.   Amen.

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