Lyric:    “I wanna give them hope
               I wanna give them peace
               I wanna give the greatest of these…
               Give them love, Give them Jesus”

Song/Album:    “Give Them Jesus” / Diamond
Artist:                 Jaci Velasquez
Writers:              Jason Barton, Ronnie Freeman,
                          Chris Lockwood, Barry Weeks                   

Scripture: “If you then, being sinful, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”   (Luke 11:13)

Reflection: The first time I read that verse, I got mad at God! I was young, single, a new Christian living on my own in a large city having trouble paying bills and making ends meet.  My car needed repair and I needed cash – fast.  I didn’t want the Holy Spirit – I wanted money!  Somehow God did make provision for that repair and through the years I have come to realize that all my needs are indeed met in Jesus!

At times we can feel so helpless when faced with the homeless, or even when trying to console a friend.  We feel like we don’t have the right words, let alone the answers or provision they require.  While it’s important to assist with practical needs, the greatest thing we can do for others is lead them to Jesus.  He alone has the answers and provision, and it’s His Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth.

When we give them Jesus, we give them hope and the opportunity to hope in someone stronger than themselves.
When we give them Jesus we give them trust and the privilege to trust in someone greater than their greatest obstacle.
When we give them Jesus, we give them everything He embodies and represents. 

Let’s change the world today! Let’s change someone’s circumstance by giving them Jesus!

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About The Author

Judy Edwards has been a part of the Christian music industry for over 15 years. She is currently employed by Salem Communications, working in Nashville, TN for their radio station networks and publishing division. She has led small group women’s Bible studies, as well as taught children’s Bible classes. She and her husband, Thad, reside in Nashville and attend Belmont Church. In their free time they enjoy sailing, traveling, and walking Wally, their rescue golden retriever. Judy created Look at the Lyrics™ to complement the message of Christian music. This is not a story behind the song. Portions of song lyrics used are for private, non-commercial use and educational purposes only. Look at the Lyrics™ devotionals do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the referenced songwriters or artists.