26 Mar 2018
Tell It To Jesus...Alone
“It’s at the end of a man’s life that he realizes how important the decisions were he made
in the beginning.” As one chapter closes in life, another begins. We think of all we did and
did not. We evaluate, we ponder on mistakes, more than what we have achieved. We talk to
anyone who would listen, telling them of our trials but missed the highlights of our spiritual
journey and the source of our strength.
This week I plundered into the words of Edmund Lorenz who in 1893 wrote…
“Are you weary, are you heavy hearted? Tell it to Jesus" passionate words of the
unforgivable in which he ask... "Are you grieving over joys departed?" We lament our
problems, but Lorenz implores You must “Tell it to Jesus…..alone.” Hear his refrain
“Tell it to Jesus, He is a Friend that's well known. You've no other a friend or brother.”
Watching the world explode around us, crime descending in new cyber hype technology;
where the church dismisses its generational theme by the so-called millennia’s;
governments toppling and lawless groups kidnapping school girls, dictators making a
comeback. How do we move forward? Hear Lorenz unscripted questions….
“Do the tears flow down your cheeks unbidden?
Have you sins that to men's eyes are hidden?”
He implores “Tell it to Jesus alone“.
The church is now a part of so-called political-correctness where truth is afraid to be
spoken. We must return to the words of Lorenz and look to Jesus for guidance…
“Do you fear the gathering clouds of sorrow?
Are you anxious what shall be tomorrow?"
As I labored to build the ACW, we’ve had our share of joys and sorrows. Sometimes we
look at our own intellectual “ISM” as the answer, but we should look to where it all begins,
at the foot of the cross. Lorenz concludes…
“Are you troubled at the thought of dying?
For Christ's coming kingdom are you sighing?"
Set all aside this Easter and go to Calvary and there at the foot of the cross
“TELL IT TO JESUS…….. ALONE"