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When Jesus is the Only One Left

Enjoy all those that God has placed around you. See each as an opportunity to get closer to the God that made you.


Our verse for today comes from Mark 9:8, ” Suddenly, when they had looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves. “


In That Thing You Do , Tom Hanks play Mr. White, a talent scout and band manager who discovers a local band from Eerie, PA in 1964. As the band, which eventually goes by the name The Wonders, rises in popularity on the success of their hit single, That Thing You Do, each member has his own dreams of where their success will take them. The bass player has already enlisted in the Marines before their meteoric rise, and so his investment in the band’s future is temporal at best. The lead guitarist is a girl-crazy musician, intent on enjoying the fame and excitement and screaming fans, with the hopes of landing the girl of his dreams, at least for the foreseeable future. The lead singer and song writer is a music purist, moody and temperamental, whose primary goal is to get to the recording studio to make more records. And the drummer is just enjoying the ride, soaking up this new life that has seemingly fallen into his lap. Eventually, the band does make its way to the studio, but things have changed along the way. The lead guitarist has run off with a girl to Las Vegas. The bass player is nowhere to be found. And when Mr. White instructs the lead singer to record the songs he has chosen, he mockingly sings a tune, ” I quit, ” and packs up his guitar and exits.


That leaves the drummer, alone. Sitting there in a recording studio for the first time, his band has disintegrated around him. So he pulls out his drum sticks and half-heartedly plays a beat he used to play on his drums back home. I guess that’s the way all bands eventually end up. And one day, it will be you. It may be only for a day or two, or perhaps it will stretch into years’ worth of days. But somewhere, and sometime, Jesus will be the only one around. How does that make you feel? How comfortable will you be with just the two of you? What have you done before now that will impact that time then? What are you going to do today that’s intended for only Him?


As we seek Him today, enjoy all those that God has placed around you. See each as an opportunity to get closer to the God that made you.

AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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