I’m not a huge Beach Boys fan, but there are a couple of their songs that I really just love. For some reason, I really like their song “Don’t Worry Baby.” I wasn’t really sure what it was about, in fact I had to Google the lyrics just now to find out. Apparently it’s about a guy getting a car race and his girlfriend is telling him not worry about what happens because she loves him. Who knew?
The reason I liked that song is I just loved the chorus. Just a reminder everything will be ok – don’t worry baby.
Man, that’s a good reminder. In this song, his girlfriend tells him she loves him, and she shouldn’t worry. Well, you and I today potentially face something more worrisome that. What about Greece? What about our economy? What about the world? Everything. Everything is spinning out of control. Everything is awful. What do we do?
Don’t worry, baby.
Not because of the lyrics of this song, but because of what we read in Matthew 17: 1-7:
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 5 While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. 7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Get up and do not be afraid.”
This is who is on our side. Read that again. Look at Jesus in all His glory. He is not weak. He is not frail. He is not defeated.
He is King of Kings. He is Lord of Lords. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning nad the End, the First and Last.
In other words, it’s ok. Really, it is. He’s got this.
He is glorious, He is powerful, and nothing happens that He is not aware of and not in the midst of.
I’m not saying that there are not things that are scary. What I’m saying is this. Jesus is bigger. Never forget that.
So, don’t worry baby. Jesus is bigger. He’s got this. You can trust in Him, no matter how afraid you may be.
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