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Lord I Want You (2 Of 3)
Series: At the Feet of Jesus
1. Annie Sherwood Hawks, was sitting by an open window one bright June morning, when she was filled with a sense of the Lord's nearness. She thought to herself, "How could one live without Him either in joy or pain for any period of time." Sitting there she took her pencil and wrote the words to the beloved hymn, "I Need Thee Every Hour." The chorus goes:
I Need Thee; O I need Thee,
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee!
2. I, with Mrs. Hawks, wonder how anybody lives without the Lord, whether it be in times of joy or pain. I wonder how anyone makes it without the Lord, especially in the times of pain. In those times when the cares distress and the burdens press, how does anybody make it without the Lord.
3. I think of the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 124:1-4, "If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul." If it had not been for the Lord there would have been many times that my soul would have been overwhelmed. If it had not been for the Lord there would have been times when I would have been swallowed up by the things I was going through. Thank God, in those times the Lord was near. Blessed be His name, when I needed Him, He was there. I am glad I did not have to face those times alone.
4. In our scripture we find Mary at a time in her life when she needed the Lord. We have learned that each time we find Mary mentioned in the scripture she is always found at the feet of Jesus. In Luke 10 we saw her sitting at the feet of Jesus. There her actions seem to say, "Lord, I want you." Now in John 11 we find her falling at the feet of Jesus." Her actions seem to say, "Lord, I need you." It is ...
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