Michelangelo created breathtaking frescos and sculptures of Jesus.
Handel composed oratorios about Jesus that were fit for a king.
Livingston dedicated his considerable talents as a doctor and scientist to explore African jungles as a missionary searching out people who had never heard of Jesus. *
This short list of greats, who found Jesus greater, is offered to give a little idea of what the rest of us who love Him wish we could do for Him!
We are grateful to these greats, and many more, who honor Him much more than most of us ever can. We’re grateful for everyone — the great and not-so-great — who honor Him in any way! Oh, how we yearn to also honor Him as much as possible.
No one knows how many of us there are who empathize with Christian Rossetti’s simple but profound yearning:
What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.
That’s it. We may not have much but we want to make sure the little we have is not withheld from Him! He deserves our all whether our all is impressive or not! Jesus Above All is just one way for any of us to say “Count me in!”
We direct Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s familiar words to Jesus saying —
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach….
That’s what Jesus Above All is all about.
People who love Jesus actively look for every way possible to sing His praises and express love that goes beyond our words! May many find Jesus Above All Jubilee on Facebook a good opportunity to celebrate Him and get to know Him better — so we can praise Him even more!
Yes! Count me in!
*Sculpture of Livingston being mauled by an African lion he had shot but only wounded. He lived to tell the tale by the way.