While it is definitely true that “I”, Jim, “am” for you, it is even more important to know that someone else is also for you. That person is Jesus. Jesus deliberately used God’s name “I AM” for himself, indicating he is God: who exists before the world began.
You may be wondering: So what? What has Jesus ever done for me? If he is so great why doesn’t he “fix” this world and get rid of pain, suffering and injustice?
While the problems are global, the solution is intensely personal. A newspaper once asked for editorials to be contributed on what was wrong with the world. The shortest editorial ever written was submitted. It read: “I am.” Now, he wasn’t talking about Jesus, he was talking about himself. And he could have been talking about me, just as easily. I am the problem with the world. What about you?
We are all born with dead spirits. We are not looking for God, we don’t even want God. So God went looking for us.
Jesus is looking for you like a Shepard looks for a wandering lamb that has lost its way. Jesus said:
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety–nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety–nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” (Matt 18:12-14 NIV84)
He knew before the foundation of the world that we would reject him. That’s why He chose to die rather than to live in eternity without us. Jesus brought justice by dying in place of all people and for “what’s wrong with the world.” He then rose from the dead and offered His Living Spirit to make alive our dead ones.
You are reading this because Jesus is looking for you. He loves you with all that He is. If you want to be found please ask Him to forgive all that you have done wrong. And ask Him to live in you and lead you.
With Jesus we can be what’s right with the world. But best of all, you can have a close, personal relationship with the One who loves you most.