Have you ever asked someone for a little help? Maybe you needed your husband to move a heavy piece of furniture, or perhaps you were looking for someone to repair the leaky faucet in your kitchen. Whether or not we like to admit it or not, we all need some help at one point or another. Other times, the word help is not just used as a way to gain a favor, but instead, it is used during a time of crisis. Think of a pilot who uses the “Mayday!” signal. There are times in our lives when we feel as if we are on a plane that is running low on fuel, heading straight for the ground. Life may seem to be spiraling out of control. It is in these moments that we need more than a helping hand. We need divine intervention. In these moments of desperation, we need to cry out, “Jesus, help.”
On January 2, 1982, a premature baby girl entered this world in the midst of what seemed like a hopeless situation. The doctors had given up hope for the little girl’s survival, since she was essentially lifeless. Instead, they focused on doing what they could for her mother, who was also having complications from the labor and delivery. This little girl had no chance of living a happy, normal life. But her parents knew that God was faithful. Struggling to cope with the situation, they didn’t rely on some eloquent prayer written with formal language. They simply prayed, “Jesus, help.”
At that moment, the little girl began to cough, like a little kitten. The doctors were amazed, yet some of them said that she would be no more than a vegetable even if she did survive. Forget going to college or doing anything productive with her life. But her parents didn’t care. They only wanted her to live. After spending several weeks in the neonatal center, the parents of this little girl finally were able to bring her home. Now, at the age of 32 years old, she has since completed six years of college with honors, earning a 4.0 GPA on her Master of Science degree in English. Obviously, the doctors were wrong. God had other plans for this little baby. Jesus heard her parent’s cries for help and He answered them.
That little baby was me. I was born lifeless. God raised me up and gave me life. I am living proof that the same God who performed miracles in Bible times still performs miracles today. Nothing has changed. All of God’s promises are true, even in the year 2014. The Bible says if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, we can move mountains. My parents had great faith. The medical world said that I would not live. But through faith, my parents asked Jesus to help. They sent up a “Mayday” call, if you will, to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He heard their desperate cry for help. Because of the miraculous power of Jesus Christ, I am here today.
There was no ceremonious prayer offered up. It didn’t take an army of deacons or church elders. No music was even played. Two people prayed, “Jesus, help.” Jesus doesn’t require pomp and circumstance. He only requires faith. Whatever you are going through, Jesus Christ wants to help you. There is no situation beyond the reach of Jesus. He can heal the sick, mend broken hearts, and restore lives. Jesus loves you more than you could ever imagine. Call on the name of Jesus Christ. Ask Him for help. He will help you, just like He helped me the very day I was born and continues to help me every day of my life. He will hear your cry for help. All it takes is a little faith and a simple prayer. Your life will be changed forever. Don’t delay. Stop what you’re doing right now and ask Jesus to help you today.
In Christ’s Love,