Jesus is my 911
On Sept 12, I received the following message from Ben Stewart, a dear friend and business coach, in response to my “Sunday Inspiration: FREEDOM in Christ.” This really inspired me and Ben gave me permission to share it with you.
From: Ben Stewart
Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM
Subject: RE: Sunday Inspiration: FREEDOM in Christ
To: “Joseph Peck, M.D.
So good to hear your voice and to know that you remain in His word and in His hand.
As our Lord leads we will follow. Glad that all is working out well with you and _________. Just let me know how things are moving along and I’ll plug in as needed.
This week I was inspired to write a song for self and those that Kay and I work with at the nursing home on Sunday. The message and lyrics are attached. Such a blessing to have those folks in Wellington Nursing facility sing the chorus with me yesterday. They are so beautiful. Next week we will sing the Chorus and the first verse and then the following week the whole song. They just came so alive in Jesus yesterday. Such a treat.
Jesus Is My 911
3:30 in the morning is early indeed. That was the time when I awoke and began to think, what will that fellow do next? He has a history of angry behavior. He doesn’t seem to make much logical sense. Now he tells me he is a felon and has been in jail twice; 2 nights once and 13 days on another occasion. He drives without a license and he is the occupant/tenant of our rental house and is now behind on his rent. Not only behind on rent, but staying in the house without a lease. Do we eject him through a standard ejectment procedure and if so, what is the potential for him to cause us harm. After all, he recently told me that he put sugar in the fuel tank of his son’s mother’s car gas tank. He is nuts to say the least. Or, is he simply a lost soul. When I talked with him about Jesus, he asked me to stop as he didn’t want to be a hypocrite.
The thought of the scripture, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself (Mathew 6:34, Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.). And further, in Mathew 6:25, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?) So there we have it, don’t worry as worry produces no positive outcome.
Having reflected on the Holy Scripture I then began to think about Jesus. Repeating His name above all names over and over again. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus… We normally think of calling the police or fire or ambulance in an emergency by dialing 911. It’s good and right to call this number when there is an emergency. And, it’s good to call Jesus when you are struggling or soaring in any case. Jesus is my 911.
This led me to move right into a silent song of Jesus is my 911. That’s who we call isn’t it? Jesus. Jesus is my 911. So when you begin to worry, reflect on the Holy Scripture that you remember from the depths of your heart and our new song. Jesus is my 911.
But, before we do, let’s see now, when would it be good to call Jesus? Here’s a short list of a few of the times.
- When you hurt physically
- When you hurt mentally
- When you hurt emotionally
- When you hurt spiritually
- When you think of the needs of family members
- When you think of the needs of friends
- When you think needs of others that need your prayers
- When you think of our military in harms way
- When you hear of famine and lack of food, shelter, water, clothing of those in nearby and distant places.
- When you need the help of others to make it moment by moment.
- When you are rich with good health
- When you are wealthy (money, food, housing, adequate heat and cooling and feeling on top of the world)
- All of the time.
Now, here’s that song for us to sing to encourage ourselves and to encourage others if you like.
Jesus Is My 911 (A Wellington Song of Hope and Love)
When I worry and I’m feeling sad, I want a friend by my side, who is glad,
When I’m happy and feeling joy, I want to raise my voice in song,
My spirit soars to share His name, that name is Jesus that I want to shout.
He hears my voice as I call his number, Jesus is the one that I remember.
Jesus is my 911, Jesus is my 911. When I call, he’s always there. Jesus answers anywhere.
Calling Jesus to hear my prayer; calling Jesus, just to share.
Jesus is my 911, Jesus is my 911.
Don’t forget to call Him, He’s always there. Jesus is beside me, everywhere. He loves you and me. So, don’t let Him go. Let Him hold you tightly, and don’t let go.
Jesus knows my every care; He’s the one who created me.
He’s woven every thread within me. Can you find another to repair thee?
You may call on a doctor or a nurse, but no one else in the universe,
Can make me whole again, no matter how hard they try.
Jesus is the only one, as we trust in him, in his Word.
He is true in every way; to care for me every day.
Do not worry, but call Him by your side, he is true to calm the rising tide. Chorus again to complete the song.
Ben wrap up with another story that will relate to the congregation. Amen.
Joseph Peck, M.D.
The Time Doctor
Author, I Was Busy, Now I’m Not
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