Have you ever been to a ballgame where the crowd starts cheering, “We want [fill in the blank]”? They are chanting the name of a player that they want the coach to put into the game. Sometimes that player may be the player they believe can win the game but more times than not, the crowd is cheering for the player who is the underdog – someone they want to be given a chance.
Sometimes the coach listens and allows that player to go into the game. Then the crowd cheers loudly for the fan-favorite to score a point, kick a goal or hit a home run. In a big gym or stadium, the cheers can multiply quickly and before you know it everyone is cheering for the one that only a few people knew in the beginning.
That’s how we should be with Jesus. This world is desperate to know Him. We need His help so badly. We look around at all the evil in the world just in our everyday lives and we see we need help. The negativity in the workplace. The corruption in business, politics and even school systems. The murders, rapes, drug abuse and terrorism. We need a different way. We need a different player.
We’ve tried it on our own and it’s not working. We need to call on the player we have tucked away at the end of the bench. WE WANT JESUS! WE WANT JESUS! We need Jesus.
We saw another senseless loss of lives in a terrorist attack last evening in the United Kingdom. We need to pray for those who were injured, the families who lost their loved ones, and the squashing of evil. We can’t do it alone. We need Jesus.
Chant it today over and over in your mind, in your heart and if possible from your lips…We Want Jesus. Cry out to Him today and ask Him to help you personally through your struggle in this life; ask Him to help those who are suffering, who are wayward, who are lost; ask Him to help you, your city, your state, your country, this world.
It may not be an organized game of basketball, soccer or baseball but we can still chant to the Coach that we need help from the One we placed at the end of the bench. Put your pride in the back seat and call out to Jesus. We Want Jesus! He’s the only One who can get us out of this mess. If you don’t know who He is, let someone chanting His name introduce you. You will become His biggest fan and with His help, you will experience the biggest win of all – a spot on His team in heaven’s ball park.
Matthew 19:26 – Jesus said – “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”