Monday, May 14, 2012

Quote Inspired by John 1:3

Beneath His watchful eye, His saints securely dwell; that hand which bears all nature up, shall guard His children well. --Doddridge
A Navy pilot was describing his complex helicopter to his parents one day. He told them that a small hexagonal nut held the main rotor to the mast of the helicopter. 
"Guess what we call that nut?" She could only shrug her shoulders. With a smile, the pilot answered his own question: "it's called the Jesus nut." 
That may sound irrelevant but here's an explanation. If that small piece of metal ever came off, the helicopter would not be able to stay in the air but would come crashing to the ground. So it's understandable why pilots in the Vietnam War gave that little part the name "Jesus nut." 
The writer to the Hebrews said that Jesus, who made the world, upholds "all things by the word of His power" (1:3). Because of Him we inhabit a created cosmos, not a chaotic accident. He who holds all reality keeps it from collapsing. 
We also need Jesus Christ as our Savior from sin and as Lord of our everyday lives. He is the One who can lift us above the degrading forces of evil in our world. 
If you feel as if your life is crashing down around you, remember that it's Jesus who holds all things together--even your life. -- Vernon Grounds