God, we need Your help
DALLAS After a lengthy conversation, I asked a fellow airline
passenger if I could say a prayer for him. The stranger replied, "Sure
but why?" Congratulating him for a fair question, I said, "Because
all of us need Gods help, and I want to pray for His blessing
on you and your family. Besides, I know the God of the universe will
hear our prayer. His eyes are on us right now."
The young man nodded approvingly and closed his eyes.
After offering a brief prayer, I shook his hand.
"Thanks," he said. "Its good to know the Man upstairs is watching
out for me."
"He is," I replied, "and He longs for you to talk to Him, to tell Him
you need His help."
"I guess I really havent thought much about God
His help," he said, "but thanks for the advice."
A few weeks later, on September 11, we were all reminded of our need
for Gods help. The security once found in our bank accounts, health
clubs and gated communities has vanished.
Since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, many have
turned to God. Theyve gone beyond lightly saying, "God bless America,"
to honestly admitting, "God, I need Your help." Like the football players
featured in this magazine, people are discovering that a relationship
with Gods Son, Jesus Christ, is the only source for lasting peace.
In addition, they are experiencing the comfort and security that comes
from conversing with God.
Anyone can talk to God. Your life doesnt have to be perfect before
you can ask for His help. Tell Him youre afraid. Tell Him you
dont like where your life is headed.
Tell Him how others have hurt you and how youve made your share
Be assured a merciful God is listening. He isnt interested in
your ability to string together religious-sounding words. Hes
more concerned that you speak from the heart.
Today God is inviting you to make the same decision that many NFL players
have made: to become a follower of Jesus Christ. If you want to know
God and His Son, Jesus Christ, follow the ABCs
of salvation. Youll soon discover that Gods help is
just a prayer away.