I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold,I've been thinking lately about "Jesus and..." Am I like that? Do I need a value-added Savior in order to be content?
I'd rather be His than have riches untold,
I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands,
I'd rather be led by his nail-pierced hand--
I'd rather have Jesus than men's applause,The list above contains earthly things, but I could make a spiritual list... Jesus and a commercial-free Christmas, Jesus and like-minded friends, Jesus and a loving family. Is Jesus enough if I am forced to live in a world that rejects Him? I know He is, but do I believe it?
I'd rather be faithful to His dear cause;
I'd rather have Jesus than worldwide fame,
I'd rather be true to His holy name--
He's fairer than lilies of rarest bloom,I have many of these other things, but am I willing to lose them and still worship Christ?
He's sweeter than honey from out the comb;
He's all that my hungering spirit needs,
I'd rather have Jesus and let Him lead--
Christ is enough. I believe it. I haven't had much testing, though. I pray that, whatever the future holds, the Lord will teach me that His grace is sufficient.
(Lyrics from "I'd Rather Have Jesus", written by Rhea F. Miller, 1894-1966.)