Come to JesusVerse 1 So your down and out on life And your tired of fighting the Fight Come To Jesus He Helps you find your way. And You stumbled into the dark And you can’t seem to find a spark Come To Jesus He Helps you find your way. Can’t find no truth to your life Can’t turn your darkness to bright Oh Jesus, Come to Jesus Chorus The lame stood up and the mute could talk And on the water He did walk So if your blind and you wanna see Get down on your knees And say Jesus I love you I tired of living for me I want to live for You, oh Jesus Please find some truth to my life, please turn my darkness to bright Oh Jesus, Come to Jesus Verse 2 Now understand that it might be hard But with Jesus you’ll go far Remain with Jesus He Helps you find your way. And you don’t like his plans to well But in time His story He’ll tell Remain with Jesus He Helps you find your way. Can’t find no truth to your life Can’t turn your darkness to bright Oh Jesus, Remain with Jesus Chorus The lame stood up and the mute could talk And on the water He did walk So if your blind and you wanna see Get down on your knees And say Jesus I love you I tired of living for me I want to live for You, oh Jesus Help me find some truth to my life, Help me turn my darkness to bright Oh Jesus, Remain with Jesus Verse 3 Now there’s meaning in your life And now you’re fighting the good fight Oh with Jesus, He helps you find your way And when someone comes to you And they really don’t know what to do Send them to Jesus He helps you find your way Show them how he cared for you Show them how he made you new Oh Jesus Send them to Jesus Chorus The lame stood up and the mute could talk And on the water He did walk So if your blind and you wanna see Get down on your knees And say Jesus I love you I tired of living for me I want to live for You, oh Jesus You are the Truth to my life You turn my darkness to bright Oh Jesus, I love you Jesus I love you Jesus I love you Jesus.
This song simply came about because my wife suggested to me that I should write an up beat song. Being the obedient husband, I took her advice and decided to write a song that would walk a person through the phases of how some come to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I can say that I have always believed in God and I have prayed to Him since I was a little kid. Yet, believing in Christ and living for Christ are two totally different items. We all have times in our lives where we get down, and we struggle to find purpose. In the first verse I am describing a time in my life where I was struggling to find meaning and as I fought harder to find this meaning I simply wore myself out physically and mentally. I have shared this story in the reflection that I did for the song Rescued but I will do so again for the purpose of this reflection.
While teaching at Onaga, I spent a lot of lesson plan periods, and lunch periods at a local church. Some days I prayed the rosary, some days I sat and talked to Jesus as if he was sitting beside me, and some days I said absolutely nothing. Just listened kneeling in front of Jesus who I believe to be present in the Eucharist. I will never forget the day that I entered the back of the church very tired, and searching for answers. The first thing I did was look up at the crucifix and it called my name. As I walked towards the alter I couldn’t take my eyes off of Jesus hanging on the cross. I remembering thinking, He died a brutal death for me. As I approached the alter, I hit my knees and cried like I had never cried before. I cried for 20 minutes. I remember telling Jesus that I was tired of living my way, tired of being selfish and only focused on wanting my dreams to come true, and wanting my needs to be satisfied. I told him “I am so tired of living for me, I want to live for you. Not my dreams but yours.” They claim you can’t feel God, but I would argue differently. I truly felt something pick me up that day. I felt lighter and felt as if I was being held. I don’t know if it was the Holy Spirit, if it was Mary, or if it was Jesus himself, but I felt a peace I had never felt before.
I came to Jesus that day, and he answered me. I realized that believing wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to live for Jesus. This lit a fire in me to start studying the bible even harder, to pray even more, and to share the gospel with others. Although I had extreme peace that day in the church and for weeks afterwards, that peace did not stay with me. I remember after months of sharing and of immersing myself into the Word of God, I began to feel restless again. I remember thinking, “What do you want from me Lord”? Looking back, I thought after I decided to live for Jesus, that everything would be easy. No more problems, no more worrying about money, and surely He’s going to let me win some basketball games as a coach now. Yet, God knew I could do better and He knew that I still had things in my life keeping me from getting closer to Him.
Although, I was still struggling for purpose, I remained with Jesus. I constantly went back to him in prayer and continued to read scripture. At times Life got hard and I didn’t like his plans especially when Tammy and I weren’t allowed to keep Lexi and Leslie here on earth. Although I was mad at God, and I did let him know I was mad, I continued to remain with Him.
By remaining with Jesus He continued to pluck the bad vines from my life, He continued to heal me, and He continued to teach me how to forgive others and most importantly how to forgive myself. I still today want to remain with Jesus through the good and the bad times. My hope is that as people listen to these songs, and read these reflections that they decide to “Come to Jesus” and to remain with him. I want all of us to be able to feel His peace, His forgiveness, His Hope, and His Love. God Bless!!