Simple and self-explanatory.
All we need to do is ask and He’ll grant our petitions.
The very best that you can ask is just to be with Jesus.
So many things we often want don’t satisfy when we get them.
Are you ready to leave all behind, let go of all that holds you?
Don’t be surprised if what you get is not what you imagined.
You won’t be disappointed if you ask for nothing but the best.
Written in Bernalillo, New Mexico; January 1984
This song was written in Israel when a future friend, Paul Cohen, to whom the Lord sent us to speak was confronted with a major decision. This decision had major implications for him either way. He took the right road only to come to many crossroads since.
In Winnipeg, we met Henry Unrau, who laboured dreadfully under the Law, thinking he was doing God service. He was a tormented soul but a very self-righteous one who, while seeking counsel and help, quite believed that he was in a position of counseling and helping instead toward those who were not enslaved by service of the letter as was he. What ironies and contradictions in man!
The world rushes headlong not only toward destruction but is there in destruction while it rushes. Priorities are confounded, based on gain and selfishness. Big is small and small is big. What is important and what is not? Is it not the "little things" that count? And has not the preacher said, "All is vanity" after firsthand experience of them?