Give Me Jesus By Alf Collins
What would a man be if he gained the whole world but forfeited his soul? Who would a man be if he had all the wealth his heart desired but forfeited his integrity? Such a man would be a lifeless shell, without compassion or remorse.
This is not the life Jesus forfeited His own for. This is not the freedom He endured the cross for. Would a man trade all the world and all its riches in exchange for Jesus? He did it for us. He set aside His place at the Father’s side.
This world can have its own and keep its riches. These are nothing compared to knowing the glorious riches God has so freely poured out on us through his Son Jesus.
What would a man be if he forfeited the whole world but gained his soul? Who would a man be if he forfeited all the wealth his heart desired but gained his integrity? Such a man would be full of abundant life. Such a man would say, ‘Give me Jesus. I want nothing other than Jesus. Jesus in the morning, Jesus in the evening, here in my waiting, with me in my going. Jesus in my waking, here in my sleeping. Nothing other than Jesus. Give me Jesus.’
We are Rich in Christ,
Alf Collins is a 41 year old male from sunny South Africa living about 45 KM’s from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. He is an aspiring writer in many fields, and a digital artist in learning. His calling is to feed God’s sheep by teaching and preaching the Word through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.