John 6:35 – And Jesus said unto them, "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." (KJV)
John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (KJV)
John 9:39 – And Jesus said, "For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind." (KJV)
John 11:25 – Jesus said unto her, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." (KJV)
On a certain Tuesday evening a while ago, I attended a training session for our church's faith visitation programme. In that session, the minister threw out a phrase that was quite simple but has truly captivated my thoughts. One of the learners in the session made the statement, "I have a question," to which the minister immediately replied, "Jesus is the answer; now, what is your question?" He went on to explain how this was a phrase that he had begun using earlier in his life when he was a teacher. Any time a student would say to him, "I have a question," this was his reply.
It seems like such an innocent phrase or statement, but it truly holds a very deep meaning. Think about it with me for a few minutes.
How many times in our lives do we approach others around us and say, "I have a question," or, "I have a problem"? Each day we face new problems and new challenges in our lives. Many of them may be considered trivial or insignificant, while others may deeply and drastically affect our lives. We face physical problems, mental problems, emotional problems. Our problems come in all shapes and sizes. But regardless of the problem or question we are facing, there is indeed always one response or answer that can take care of them all: Jesus.
I have selected just a few verses above to share today to illustrate this point. There are probably hundreds more that could be used for other situations.
If we have physical needs in our lives, Jesus can provide. He is the bread of life, and with Him we shall never hunger or thirst.
If we need direction or guidance, His light can show the way. "He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness."
If we have a physical ailment or affliction He can provide healing. "They which see not may see."
If we think we are at our life's end, He is our eternal hope. "He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."
He truly is the great I AM!!!
No matter what our problem, Jesus tells us and promises us in His word that "I am" the answer. All we need to do is give our hearts and lives to Him, and through faith entrust our problems and questions to His care and control. We need not carry the burdens alone.
So if anyone has a problem or question in life that he just can't seem to resolve, Jesus is the answer.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, we thank you for all of your provision and watchcare. We now give over to you the problems and questions that we are facing. Thank you for being the one answer we can always depend upon. Amen.