“Without Him, how lost I would be!” Nothing could be truer!
When I was about 8 years old, I asked Jesus to be my Savior. I knew I was a sinner and there wasn’t anything I could do on my own to change that fact (Romans 3:23; Titus 3:5). Nevertheless, hearing the “good news” Jesus died on the cross for my sins, I received the free gift that night by placing my faith and trust in Him alone for eternal life (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3&4). Since that day I have yet to fully understand how God could send His one and only perfect, sinless Son to the cruel cross to die for the sins of the world and it pay my way to heaven. But on that cross, the sin-debt the whole world owed was paid in full by Jesus Himself. Sin had caused a barrier between man and a Holy God. The death of Jesus Christ on the cross satisfied a Holy God and allowed access to the very throne of God (1 John 2:2; 4:10; Hebrews 2:17; Romans 3:25). And through prayer, I could speak to the Creator of the Universe, as I did that night, the night I was adopted into the family of God (Galatians 4:5-7; Romans 8:14-19).
So here I sit, the daughter of THE KING writing because that’s one of His assignments. Every breath I breathe and every word I write is for His glory. When my breathing ends on this earth, I’m trusting in my resurrected Savior to bring me to the shore of heaven, my eternal home! At that moment, taking my first breath of the freshest, purest air imaginable, I hope to hear “Well done, Scarlett! Your service honored me!”
Thank God, I’m saved!
Without Him I could do nothing
Without Him I’d surely fail
Without Him I would be drifting
Like a ship without a sail
Without Him I would be dying
Without Him I’d be enslaved
Without Him life would be worthless
But with Jesus thank God I’m saved
Oh Jesus, oh Jesus
Do you know Him today
Please don’t turn Him away
Oh Jesus, my Jesus
Without Him how lost I would be
Without Him how lost I would be
These song lyrics were written by Mylon LeFevre when he was 17 years old. He sang this song in Memphis, Tennessee with Elvis Presley in the audience. After Mylon sang, he had the grand experience of meeting Elvis, who later would record Mylon’s song, “Without Him,” and put it on his “How Great Thou Art” Album. Mylon had given testimony to being saved, and close associates of Elvis believe he was as well, but many times both appeared lost and “without Him.” They both experienced drifting like ships without a sail while fulfilling the world’s standard of stardom. In fact, misery and despair enslave most of us at different junctures of our lives. But God’s love and care never leave us, if we are His children. His desire is always that of reconciliation and bringing restoration. In Mylon LeFevre’s biography, it is said that Mylon “drifted further and further from his roots and reality.” Even though it seemed Mylon had turned away, his Savior hadn’t. Mylon did come clean with the help of a drug treatment program and found his way back to his Savior telling him, “I want you to change my life now.” Mylon went on to have a thriving ministry for the Lord.
Are you lost and in need of a Savior? “Please don’t turn Him away!”