We Need Jesus
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Now I love people, and you love people. But let’s be honest—people drive us crazy—the way they drive, and what they do. And if we do not spend time with Jesus Christ, they will get under our skin. But if we have been spending time with Christ, then we would have enough love to love them for the rest of our lives. You see, people will pressure us to make decisions, “Oh let’s go; let’s do it; let’s eat this; let’s go down this road.” The pressure builds in our lives to the point that now we feel like we have to prove something, and Satan knows that. We need solitude; we need our time alone; we need to be able to think things through. When we have time to think, we are less likely to make a lot of mistakes. But our greatest mistake is when we don’t have time to think, and we begin making decisions only because we are being pressured. The bottom line is that we need Jesus. Lord, give us the love to love everybody with right now. Take us out of our stressful situations. Take away the tensions that we encounter on a daily basis. Give us peace in our lives.