Last Sunday we sang the song “Christ is Enough”, by Hillsong, in our worship service.  All week I have had the lyrics of this fabulous song running through my head.

When I had my accident in 1990, Jesus Christ was already an important part of my life.  With this foundation I was able to let go of my gymnastics ambitions and direct my attention to new challenges.  What we have in this world is so fragile and fleeting that to put too high a priority or price tag on anything is laying the groundwork for disaster.  Our homes, our families, our occupations, hobbies, abilities, and everything we have in this world can be taken from us in an instant.  Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, economic failure, health problems, and all sorts of accidents and evil exist in this world and we never know what a day may bring.  If we find ourselves one day, like Job, having lost everything we hold dear, can we truly say that Christ is enough?

When I first broke my neck, God surrounded me with friends and family that encouraged me and helped me.  Had I been all alone, I don’t know for sure what my outlook would have been.  Based primarily on comments my parents told me I made during the first three weeks after I was injured, I like to think that I would have been just as strong and rooted in my faith as I was, but I don’t know for sure.

But isn’t that part of the greatness of God, that He knows us better even than we know ourselves?  He made us and loves us intimately and knows just how much we can handle and what we need to succeed.  We will undoubtedly have times in our lives when we will struggle and may even be driven to the brink of despair, but know for certain that God is in control of all things and that there is a reason for everything that He allows.

While I cannot at this time, looking back at the people and events surrounding my accident, say with certainty that Christ was enough for me in and of itself.  While in the hospital, if I had been truly alone and having lost not only my physical condition, but also my home, my family, friends, and possessions, would I have been satisfied with Christ alone?

I don’t know.

At this point in my life, however, I know that nothing in this world can ever satisfy.  The only thing that can truly satisfy is something that can never be taken away from me.  My relationship with Jesus is eternal, unfading, and not dependent on anything that I do.  Jesus paid the price with His life to make such a relationship possible, not solely for me, but for everyone who accepts God’;s free gift of salvation.

After reflecting on these lyrics and all that God has taught me; when I reflect on all that I have been through, I believe that I am at at place in my life that I can truly say that Christ is enough for me.  I thank my God and Savior for His indescribable and utterly awesome gift.  I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back.

“Christ Is Enough”

by  Hillsong

[VERSE] Christ is my reward And all of my devotion Now there’s nothing in this world That could ever satisfy[PRE-CHORUS]
Through every trial
My soul will sing
No turning back
I’ve been set free

Christ is enough for me
Christ is enough for me
Everything I need is in You
Everything I need

Christ my all in all
The joy of my salvation
And this hope will never fail
Heaven is our home

Through every storm
My soul will sing
Jesus is here
To God be the glory

I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back
No turning back

The cross before me
The world behind me
No turning back
No turning back