Your first thought might be to say, “Rodney, you can’t be
serious. Surely Jesus won’t meet every need —not every single
need. Some He’ll meet, yes, but surely not every need.”
Yes! He’ll meet every need, every one! Some people think
His power is only for life-and-death situations. But that’s not
In fact, Jesus used His power not only to touch people in
every area of their lives, but to meet the needs of His own ministry
as well. When the disciples needed tax money, for instance,
Jesus said to Peter, “Go down and catch the first fish. The money
you need is in his mouth.” (See Matthew 17:24-27.)
When you have a need, no matter how simple or how complicated
it is, when Jesus shows up, He’s going to meet that need.
That is the Gospel! It’s Good News!
Jesus is also our Miracle Worker. Think about this for a
moment: Jesus walked on water. Nobody benefited from that
miracle except Him. So why, then, did He walk on water? He
walked on water because He needed to get to the other side! He
sent the disciples on across the lake, because when you’re in minister
you need to get away from people and pray sometimes. Then
he walked on the water to catch up with them. When Jesus walked
on water, it did not seem like a necessity, but a luxury. He could
have waited for another boat!
If the Pharisees had gotten hold of Jesus, they would have
said, “You’re abusing God’s power! How dare you walk on water
for your own benefit? Who do You think You are? From now on,
please refrain from walking on water and always take a boat like
everyone else. Look at You, taking God’s power and using it for
I believe that Jesus walked on water to show us that He
had control over the elements as a sign and a wonder. But I also
believe that He did it to show us that if we are obeying and serving
God, we can trust Him to make a way for us where there is no
way. Most of the time we have no faith for the supernatural, but
God wants us to know that His supernatural power is there for us
when we need it.
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible,
but not with God: for with God all things are
We could go on and on telling what happens when Jesus
shows up. He showed up at the Pool of Bethesda, around which
lay a great multitude of blind, crippled, maimed, and withered
people. What happened when Jesus showed up? He found a man
who had been there for a long time because he didn’t have anybody
to help him get into the pool.
Jesus tells you the same thing He told that man, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk (John 5:8). Do you realize that all we need in our churches, all we need in America, is for Jesus to show up? When He walks in the
door, He is going to make a difference.