Jesus Meets Our Needs
“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” (John 12:32, nkjv)
Often, when I arrive in a city to participate in some conference or seminar, the organizers will take me aside and tell me privately about the various people who will be attending. They describe the multitude—people with broken hearts and broken homes and broken dreams and broken hopes. And then they say, “Anne, we want you to know about so-and-so because we’re hoping you will say something that will meet his or her needs.” If I accepted that burden, I would be crushed under it! There’s no way I can meet all those needs, so I usually respond with something like, “That’s impossible! There are too many diverse needs. I can’t address them all individually. But I can just give them Jesus.” And again and again, I have seen Jesus personally meet the spiritual needs of the multitude—one by one.
Jesus has given me ample resources to meet the spiritual needs of others because He has given me Himself and He has given me His Word.