We Still Have Jesus

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:16-17


Have you ever opened your fridge, so sure of what you’re about to eat, and found that the food you’re looking for was eaten by someone else?

I hate that.

Not only am I the kind of girl who really doesn’t like for her plans to be thwarted, I’m a picky eater who finds it difficult to make substitutions—especially when I’ve made a “healthy eating” plan for my day. If what I thought I was going to eat isn’t there… well, chocolate looks even better.

Yesterday I went to cupboard to grab my favorite kind of breakfast bar, but it wasn’t there. I said, “Oh no, we’re out!” I must have sounded pretty pitiful, because my six-year-old son said with deep concern, “Mom, it’s not that big of a thing, you know. You still have Jesus.”

Oh man. Wise words from my pint-sized cutie always get me.

How those words put my little daily frustrations in perspective. So what if I can’t eat what I was going to eat or do what I was going to do? I still have Jesus.

Even more, how those words put life’s big frustrations into perspective, those times when life isn’t turning out how we thought it would. We lose our jobs. A loved one dies. We get divorced, or get cancer.  These things truly are terrible.  But we still have Jesus.

And He is more than enough.

Whatever your struggle is today, big or small, I’d like you to hold onto this.  Clear out your spiritual clutter with this thought…


Thought Shot:  I still have Jesus.


And you may want to check out this short video (one of my dad’s favorites) to help remind you of all that He really is.

When we have Jesus, we have everything.


Today I’d love to hear about your Jesus.  Who is He to you?  Let’s encourage and affirm each other!

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