Jesus, Where Are You?
After a while, he found himself alone on shore since his boat had become stuck in the middle of the lake. He observed the disciples straining against the oars as a result of the wind’s opposition.” 6:47-48a (Mark 6:47-48a) (NIV) Have you ever been through something so horrible and scary that you found yourself wondering, “Jesus, where are You?” We often have the impression that our Messiah has vanished when things grow chaotic in our lives. I’m sure that’s how the disciples felt when they witnessed an episode that occurred immediately following the feeding of the 5,000.
Despite their best efforts, the facts of life continued to pound against them.
In this case, though, the waves were not merely ebbing and cresting and smashing in the manner that you’re likely to witness if you’ve ever been in turbulent waters.
Consider what it looks like when you put a straw in a glass of water and blow on it with high intensity.
- They were absolutely powerless, and their minds were consumed by panic.
- Isn’t it difficult not to become entirely overtaken by dread while we’re in the thick of our messes?
- Thank you, Jesus, for never losing sight of us, even when our storms force us to lose sight of hope.
- While the disciples were struggling in the boat, Jesus was up on the mountaintop praying in the midst of the storm.
- After a while, he found himself alone on shore since his boat had become stuck in the middle of the lake.
- Jesus was aware of their presence.
- And they were so caught up in their own turmoil that they almost missed the miracle that was there in front of them.
They were afraid and then amazed, but they were unable to comprehend because, as the Scriptures state, “their hearts had been hardened” (Mark 6:52b, NIV).
The Scriptures state that He talked to them quickly (I appreciate that it was immediate) and told them, “Don’t be scared” (Mark 6:50b, NIV).
He’s speaking the same thing to both you and me at the same time.
He’s getting into it so he can be right there by us.
He desires for us to see and know Him – realities that we learn not only in this verse, but throughout the whole Bible.
We shall see Him coming even in the middle of whatever pains and heartbreaks are causing us to lose our serenity, I hope and pray.
Calm and trusting in the situation.
We’re saying this because we’re aware.
We are confident that He is on our side.
And we are in good hands.
Please don’t allow the trials and tribulations of life harden my heart and cause me to lose sight of Your presence.
Instead of being so afraid in the middle of the chaos, may I please retain the idea of You, watching me, always watching me, in my mind? Moreover, may I take heart from the knowledge that You will come to me in the form of Your wondrous presence. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
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Jesus, Where Are You?
Sometimes difficulties linger for years on end, and we are unable to perceive how God is working wonderful things through those difficult circumstances. All too often, we need a reminder of who Jesus is, what He’s done for us, and what He’s now doing for His beloved children and grandchildren. The book of Hebrews opens by informing us that God communicates to the entire world through Jesus Christ. God had already spoken to the prophets, who were the authors of the Old Testament. He showed Himself to them by a divinely inspired revelation, although that revelation was deficient in several aspects.
The Jews, who were the original target audience for this text, held the ministry of angels in the greatest respect.
God has spoken to the world through the person of Jesus Christ, His Son, who is greater than prophets and angels.More.
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Jesus, where are you?
Whenever someone asks me what I would do if I were given the ability to travel back in time, I answer with passion and a loud voice, “I would return to the days when Jesus walked the world!” Extremely brave and wild was the force and trust that the disciples who walked with Jesus demonstrated while on their journey. In our day and age, it is rare to find Christians who have the same level of chutzpah as the historical disciples of Christ. His parting words to His apostles before He went were, “I am going away, and I will come back to you.” (See also John 14:28) It took me a while to grasp the significance of what was being said.
- After hours of contemplation, I came to the conclusion that Jesus was simply stating, “I won’t be with you PHYSICALLY any more.” Yes, it really is that straightforward.
- When Jesus announced, “I am already with you,” the world waited for His return, searching for signs and revelations.
- (See also John 14:28.) However, the church has lost its vitality, its zeal, and its luster, and the people appear to have grown bored of waiting for God to act.
- Miracles are occurring less frequently, and Christians are spending an excessive amount of time battling with other Christians.
- Is the bride becoming impatient of waiting for her husband-to-be to arrive?
- “It’s business as usual at church.” This is a phase that I hear frequently from both members and non-members of the Christian faith.
- The duration of the word of God and even the precise seats that are appropriate for a church setting are all dictated by a program that has been in place for many years, and it dictates how long you should stay during worship.
(See 1 Thessalonians 5:19 for further information.) Everyone in the corporate world wants to present themselves in the best possible light.
In the aftermath of Eve’s fall, she attempted to conceal herself from God by telling Him she was nude.
There will be fewer miracles.
Everyone was being cured, from the blind to the disabled, and even the dead were being brought back to life, thanks to a miracle.
Jesus stated that individuals who follow Him will be able to do bigger acts than he himself performed (John 14:12-14).
The world has become increasingly sceptical about the power of God, and more and more individuals are abandoning their religious beliefs.
People no longer quiver and scream when the name or concept of Jesus is spoken.
The church is now suffering from a major illness and is in desperate need of a healing miracle of its own.
God is capable of accomplishing the seemingly impossible; after all, He is God!
With His ability to walk on water, Jesus encouraged His disciples to accomplish the seemingly impossible by placing their trust in Him (Matthew 14:27-31).
Many sermons are focused towards destroying other ministries, despite the fact that God has given the churches tremendous power and love.
When I watch Christians at one other’s throats, it makes my heart break.
There’s much too much squabbling!
“A kingdom that is split among itself will inevitably fall,” says Shakespeare.
He is originally from Kingston.
The year 2017 was the year when I accepted Jesus as my Savior and made a decision to live for him.
My name is Marko Dewar, and I’d want to introduce myself.
I was born and raised in Kingston. I want to be an author, a mentor, and a life coach someday. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in 2017, and I have made a decision to live only for His glory. Darren Salmon sent me to Christian Today, and I was hired as a young writer for their publication.
Don’t Fear the Storm, Jesus Is With You
I will be with you at all times, so do not be scared.” To your restless heart, I may be heard whispering, “Peace, be calm.” Whatever happens, I will never abandon you or forsake you, no matter what. Allow this certainty to permeate your thoughts and feelings until you are overflowing with happiness.” The following is taken from Jesus Calling, April 20. “The bloodiest day of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States has arrived.” “The number of COVID-19 patients worldwide is increasing at an unprecedented rate.” “It might take years for the economy to recover.” It seems like we’ve heard hundreds of remarks like these regarding the coronavirus over the course of the last month.
However, in the months and years ahead, we will confront several additional difficult situations in which it may appear that the most expedient course of action would be to give in to dread.
Fear is contagious. But so is faith.
Fear has the ability to spread. But so are faith, hope, and love, to name a few things. Even while it is far simpler to talk about how this virus is defeating us than it is to talk about how we can overcome it, we are all better off focused on walking in faith led by wisdom throughout this season and every season than than allowing ourselves to be overtaken by dread. In the Word of God, we learn that this is how God intends for us to live: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but has given us a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version) As followers of Jesus, this verse is extremely encouraging, yet it can be difficult to put into practice.
Teacher, don’t you care?
After finishing His teaching for the day, Jesus and His followers boarded a boat and sailed away from the throngs of people. They were drifting along at a leisurely pace, and Jesus retired to the back of the boat to take a sleep. It was at that point that a storm appeared out of nowhere. It is apparent from the Bible that this was a tremendous storm based on the reaction of these individuals. Despite the fact that they were people who routinely traveled by sea and were accustomed to severe waves, they became so terrified that they rushed down to Jesus’ feet and asked him this deep question: “Teacher, do you not care if we drown?” (Chapter 38) This isn’t your typical morning wake-up call!
I don’t react well to my children being too boisterous in the next room on a Saturday morning, so I can’t say that I would have been as peaceful as Jesus when he was roused from his sleep in the boat!
“Stay still!” After that, the wind went down and everything became perfectly peaceful.
Jesus is in control.
It is actually Jesus’ reply that conveys the message that He is already aware of the impending storm. He is on the boat and can feel the movement of the sea. There is no cause to be concerned. The same reality holds true for the “storms” that you and I experience in our life on a day-to-day basis. Jesus will be there with you as well. He is aware of his surroundings and in command. In the aftermath of Jesus’ miraculous averting of the storm, He had a question for those who were just minutes before in terror for their lives: “Why are you so terrified?” he inquired of his disciples.
He is inquiring as to why we are scared.
After the virus’s repercussions have subsided, we will be faced with new difficulties. Relationships that have crumbled. Combats the disease of addiction. There is a financial difficulty. Difficulties in parenting. The death of a loved one. And there’s a lot more.
Your focus determines your peace.
Storms are a part of every Christian’s journey. The decision to dedicate your life to Jesus does not imply that you will live a life devoid of difficulties. When you decide to follow Jesus, you’re making a commitment to see it through, even if it means dealing with anxiety or pain. It is not about what God can do for you right now, but rather about what God has already done for you through Jesus Christ. In it, you tell God, “I will walk with You through hell because You are good and I am Yours.” I’d want to leave you with one more thought: your ability to concentrate defines your level of tranquility.
- Make no mistake about it: you will be terrified if the only thing you watch is news about the virus on television.
- Do not be shocked if you become sad as a result of surrounding yourself with negative individuals.
- However, we are not obligated to get obsessed with and focused on the problems surrounding us!
- Listed below is a proposal that I feel will be of use to you: Read every word in the Bible that mentions fear, and let the truth of those verses to shine through in your life.
Walk in confidence.
In my opinion, if the disciples had faced another storm the next day, they would have approached it with great faith that they would be alright since they had witnessed Jesus come through for them during the prior storm. Do not allow yourself to be paralyzed by dread. Move on with knowledge and assurance, knowing that what God has done for you implies that your hopes and dreams are not yet fulfilled! Wisdom-seeking individuals do feel sick occasionally, but frightened people continue to be sick all the time.
“Do not be concerned about what this day, or any day, may come your way.
Allow yourself to be at ease in My sovereignty, recognizing that I am the one who goes before you as well as with you into each day.” From the bookJesus Calling, published on May 7, Joshua Gagnon is the founder and main pastor of Next Level Church, which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in the United States on a number of different occasions.
It’s Not Over, his next novel, will be released in February 2020. In New Hampshire, he and his wife, Jennifer, are raising their two kids together.
OH MY LORD, JESUS WHERE ARE YOU?
JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW? 6:37 (John 6:37) All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whomever comes to me will never be driven away by me or anyone else. However, I want us to concentrate on the phrase “I WILL NEVER DRIVE AWAY,” which is said by Jesus in John 6:37. This shows me that JESUS HAS REMAINED STEADFAST Throughout History. This should put a stop to the query “Jesus, Lord, God, where have you gone?” that many people ask. He is exactly where He is. Indeed, He is there alongside you; it is just that you have grown blind to Him as a result of your selfish wants, which have drawn your attention away from Jesus and away from your body, spirit, and soul.
- 6:35 (John 6:35) Then Jesus made the following proclamation: “I am the source of all nourishment.
- For those who come to Him will never be hungry, and they will never be filled with any kind of emptiness of any kind.
- He is unwavering in his beliefs.
- If He did not drive you away, it just indicates that you have relocated and that He is still where He is.
- In the event that he did not drive you away, it just indicates that He kept you with Himself.
- Whenever you attempt to relocate, He will attempt to persuade you to remain; but, we are often too preoccupied with our own ambitions to pay attention to what He has to say.
- Just a friendly reminder that Jesus is still right where you last saw Him.
- Find a method to get back to Him.
- The parable of the Prodigal Son serves as a famous illustration of this.
- Today is the day to find your way back to Him!
- He declared it himself in the poem above: “I will never drive away anybody who comes to me!” He is most likely just waiting for you to return!
Jesus You Alone by Highlands Worship
Themes:DeclarationLovePraiseSalvation Female LeadPiano-Driven is a genre. John Larson, Nicole McLean, and Jesse Reeves are the writers for this film. Highlands Creative Publishing is the name of the company. Year:2019 Highlands Creative Publishing (mtID:12042) is a trademark of Highlands Creative Publishing. The mighty King of glory, seated on high in the skies, is none other but Jesus Christ. Version 2You are the Lord God Almighty, who is abundant in compassion and mercy, oh Jesus, who is by no means alone Pre-Chorus (pre-chorus) I’ve looked all across the world for a love that might fill my heart with happiness.
- Chorus 1: “Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, all the angels scream” Holy Jesus, you are the only one.
- You placed the stars in the skies, according to verse 3.
- In verse 4, Jesus says that He breathed His life into creation and that He walked among His created.
- Pre-chorus Chorus 1: “Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, all the angels scream” Holy Jesus, you are the only one.
All of the heavens exalt Thee, Jesus, and only Thee, Jesus, and only You, Jesus, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, and only You, You bled Your blood for our redemption, You broke the curse for our freedom, oh Jesus, you are the only one who can save us.
- Verse 6: You rose from death at the dawning of the day, and you will come again.
- Chorus 1: “Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, all the angels scream” Holy Jesus, you are the only one.
- All of the skies extol Thee, Jesus, and only Thee.
- Chorus 2: Worthy All of creation shouts in praise of God.
1st chorus I can’t help but sing “Holy, Holy, Holy” when I hear it. I can’t express how much my heart longs for You alone, Holy Jesus. Chorus No. 2 I raise my voice and sing worthy songs because I believe in them. I humbly submit my life to honor Thee, Jesus, and only Thee.
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What % Jesus Are You?
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About This Quiz
Everyone, including Jesus, is unable to be exactly like Jesus, but you may endeavor to be as Jesus-like as you possibly can. Although the world has changed since the Lord walked the earth, the core ideals of his ministry have not changed since then. Depending on how you answer the following questions about your choices and beliefs, we will be able to tell you how many things you have in common with the heavenly entity that walked with us. Even though we’re certain that some of you have been told that you act like Jesus, we’re going to believe that it was meant to be mocking in nature.
That you are willing to live by the golden rule and to assist your fellow man is another indication of your character.
You might think of it as a virtual confession confessional where you can be completely honest with your creator.
Is your resemblance to Jesus as strong as you believe it to be, or would Lucifer welcome you into his home for dinner?
Highlands Worship – Jesus You Alone
What is the identity of the great King of glory? Are you seated on a throne in the heavens? Oh-oh-ohh, Jesus, you alone are the Lord God Almighty, full of compassion and kindness for all people everywhere. Oh-oh-oh, Jesus, you are the only one. I’ve looked all across the world for a love that might fill my heart with happiness. But nothing can compare to the wonder of discovering who you truly are. All of the earth is chanting a hymn of praise, and all of the angels are crying out in praise. Jesus, you are the only one who is holy.
- You placed the constellations in the skies.
- Oh-oh-oh, Jesus, you are the only one.
- Oh-oh-oh, Jesus, you are the only one.
- No matter how much I try, nothing can compare to the magnificence of who You are.
- Jesus, you are the only one who is holy.
- Jesus, you are the only one.
- You were the one who broke the spell and secured our freedom.
- You rose from the dead with the dawning of the day, and you will return in Your majesty.
- Ohh-oh-ohh, Jesus, you are the only one I can think of.
- Are we able to raise our voices and sing?
Holy, I can’t help but sing Holy, how my heart cries out Holy, Jesus, You are the only one who can save me Sing a song to Jesus. It is worthy of me to lift my voice and sing it. It is worthy of me to submit my life to Thee, Jesus, and You alone. Jesus, you are the only one.
8 Verses that Show Jesus Christ Lives in You
In 2 Corinthians 13:5, the apostle Paul asks the Corinthian Christians a question: “Or do you not understand that Jesus Christ is in you?” (Or do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?) While writingJesus Christ is in you, Paul was not attempting to be lyrical or figurative in his writing. He was referring to the fact that Jesus Christ was practically residing within them. We Christians today, like the Corinthians, must come to terms with the truth that we are sinners in our own right. Christ does not exist outside of us as some kind of Helper who comes to our aid when we are in need; rather, He is a part of us and is with us all of the time.
For the sake of this piece, we’ll focus on just eight of these beautiful passages from the Bible.
1. Romans 8:10—“Christ is in you”
Although the body is dead as a result of sin, the spirit lives as a result of righteousness if Christ is in you. God created us with three different parts: a physical body, a spiritual soul, and a spiritual spirit. Our human spirit is the most fundamental aspect of ourselves, and it was formed with the potential to communicate with and receive the Spirit of God. When we accepted Jesus as our Savior, He entered our spirit and became our Lord and Savior. Now that He has taken up residence in us, our “spirit is life.”
2. Second Corinthians 4:6-7—“This treasure in earthen vessels”
“Because the God who said, ‘Out of darkness, light shall shine,’ is also the God who shone in our hearts, illuminating our understanding of the grandeur of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ” However, we have placed this treasure in clay containers so that the magnificence of the power may come from God rather than from us.” In verse 7, the apostle Paul refers to the believers as earthen containers that hold this priceless possession. What exactly is this buried treasure? In verse 6, we learn that the treasure is none other than Jesus Christ, whose face reflects the glory of God.
3. Galatians 1:15-16—“His Son in me”
“However, when it suited God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by His favor, to reveal His Son in me,” says the author. We may imagine that this passage should read, “It pleased God.to disclose His Sontome,” but that is not the case. However, in Greek, the original language of the New Testament, the preposition is unmistakablyin, and the phrase is translated as “to show His Soninme” (to expose His Son). Rather than revealing Himself to us from without, God’s aim is to show Himself to us from within.
4. Galatians 2:20—“It is Christ who lives in me”
The Bible says, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” The life that I now live in the body is based on faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me, says, “I have been crucified with Christ.” When Paul said “I live in a Christ-like manner,” he was not referring to the fact that he was glorifying Christ by his actions.
Rather than that, he stated, “Christ.lives in me,” plainly demonstrating that Christ lives in His believers. Because He lives inside us, living a Christian life is not about attempting to be like Christ, but rather about allowing Him to live in and through us, as He has done throughout history.
5. Galatians 4:19—“Christ is formed in you”
“My children, with whom I am again in childbirth until Christ is created in you,” says the author. A woman goes through labor and birth to bring forth a baby, and Paul claimed he went through labor and birth in order to bring forth Christians in Galatia to be his spiritual offspring as his spiritual children. During his preaching of the gospel to them, he assisted them in being reborn with the life of God by accepting the Lord Jesus as their Savior. This was the beginning of his suffering. Later in this verse, Paul states that he continued to work on them in order for the Christ who had been received by them to become completely developed in them.
Each and every day, we must provide Him with the chance to develop and be shaped in our hearts and minds.
6. Ephesians 3:17—“Christ may make His home in your hearts”
That Christ, by faith, may build His home in your hearts, and that you, being rooted and based in love, may assist Him in doing so. Jesus Christ is alive and well in our hearts and minds. But, from there, He want to extend into the remainder of our interior being, which is to say, into the heart. Our heart is comprised of our thoughts, feelings, will, and conscience. The Lord does not desire to just pay us a visit in our hearts, as if we were guests at a hotel. He desires for our hearts to be His home, where He will be free to live and move as He pleases.
7. Colossians 1:27—“Christ in you”
Christ in you, the hope of glory, is “to whom God willed to reveal what are the riches of the glory of this secret among Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” the Bible says. This verse demonstrates to us not only that Christ is present in us, but also that He is present in us as our source of hope for glory. Christ came to live in our spirits as a result of our belief in Him. He is already settling into our hearts and making them his permanent residence. When He returns in the future, He will even expand into our bodies, allowing God’s splendor to radiate through us from head to toe and from end to end.
8. Second Thessalonians 1:10—“Glorified in His saints”
“When He comes to be exalted in His saints and to be astonished at by those who have believed,” says the apostle Paul. The second coming of Christ will undoubtedly be a marvel. This passage also predicts that something amazing will occur: the glory of God will be displayed from inside His believers. A revelation from within us will reveal the Christ in us, who is living and working within and around us, who is forming His home in our hearts, and who is the source of our hope for glory. The fact that there are people on this planet who would choose to receive Christ, allow Him to grow in them, and allow Him to be glorified in them for all to see is a source of great joy for God, wonder for mankind, and shame for the devil.
In the New Testament Recovery Version, each of these eight verses contains a number of helpful study notes that will assist you in understanding God’s Word even more fully.
By studying these eight verses and others like them, we can come to a firm understanding of the priceless truth that the Lord resides within each one of us.
We’ll be able to answer Paul’s query, “Do you not recognize about yourself thatJesus Christ is in you?” with an enthusiastic “Yes!” A realization of this nature will strengthen our Christian life in a practical and everyday sense. Subscribe to get notifications about new posts.
Jesus, You take over! – A prayer of the Servant of God, Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo Podcast mp3 audio and text
The Servant of God, Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo, offers this prayer. Podcast: Open in a new window|Save as a podcast (Duration: 6:59 — 4.8MB) |EmbedSubscribe: (Duration: 6:59 — 4.8MB) Search for podcasts on Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Android, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podchaser, Podcast Index, email, TuneIn, RSS, and more. Jesus’ message to the soul is as follows: What is it that has you so disturbed and agitated? Leave your worries in My capable hands, and everything will be OK. I tell you the truth: every act of complete and utter dependence in Me brings about the fulfillment of your desires and the resolution of all your issues.
- To abandon one’s soul is to close one’s eyes in serenity, diverting one’s thoughts away from one’s difficulties, and instead of worrying on one’s anxieties and sorrow, one should allow Me to take control of one’s troubles.
- Similar to a kid who wants his mother to look after his needs, but in the manner of his choosing: and who, with his caprices and juvenile conceptions, causes her labor to be hampered.
- Put aside your worries and concerns about the future as a temptation; instead, put your trust in Me and believe in My kindness, and I vow on My Love that if you think like this: “Jesus, You take over,” I will indeed do so for you, comforting you, freeing you, and guiding you.
- What causes you great tension and anguish is your reasoning about it, your thoughts about it, and the agony it causes you; it is your unwillingness to take care of whatever is ailing you on your own.
- You will not get many graces because you are insistent on obtaining them on your own; but, you will receive an infinite quantity of graces when your prayer is offered in complete confidence on Me.
- The fact that you do not turn to Me, but rather demand that I bow to your notions, is like to a sick person who does not consult the doctor for a treatment, but rather instructs him on what the remedy should consist of.
- Do not behave in this manner.
Do you, for example, believe that your illness is becoming worse rather than getting better?
Does a patient’s condition deteriorate?
You can only be taken over by me if you close your eyes.
This is what causes My words and My intent to be hindered.
Satan does just that: he causes you to be anxious in order to separate you from Me and place you in the position of human initiative.
I do miracles in direct proportion to your total trust on Me, with no regard for yourself or for anybody else.
If you have your own resources, even if they are little, or if you seek them, you are operating at the natural level, and as a result, you are following the natural order of things, which is frequently influenced by Satan.
When you see that things are becoming complex, close your eyes and say: Jesus, I surrender myself to You;Jesus, I surrender myself to You.
Do this for all of your needs; do this for everyone of you; and you will see wonderful things, unending and silent miracles.
You may rest assured that I will really take control.
Do you think it’s impossible to accomplish?
Remember that a thousand prayers do not equal a single act of surrender; this is something you should never forget. There is no finer novena than this: Oh Jesus, please forgive me. I surrender myself to You, Jesus, and I ask that You take control.
Imprimatur+ Vincenzo PelviAuxiliary Bishop of Naples,ItalyJuly 25, 2006Translated from:“Nonvoglio agitarmi,Gesù Pensaci Tu ”
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Jesus, There’s No One Like You
VERSE 1 There is no song we could sing to honor the weight of Your splendor, and there are no words we could speak to catch the depth of Your beauty. There is no song we could sing to honor the weight of Your glory, and there are no words we could utter to capture the depth of Your beauty. CHORUS You are the only one who can compare to YouJesus, we adore You and will always adore You. The only one like you exists. Jesus, we adore You and will always love You. Lord VERSE 2 There is no sinner who is beyond the reach of Your unfathomable kindness.
BRIDGE Everything we haveEverything we require All we want is for you to be our friend.
Neil DeGraide, Brittany Born, Jordan Kauflin, and Grace Nixon composed the music and wrote the lyrics.
by Integrity Music) Sovereign Grace Music is a subsidiary of Sovereign Grace Churches that produces Christian music.
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