Song of the week by Casting Crown and Matthew West.
First Verse “Why you ever chose me has always been a mystery all my life. I’ve been told I belong at the end of the line. Here is humility and aw of how grateful we need to be that even though we offer no significant value to a holy God, he still died for you and me. Romans 5:8 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” It is through him that we find our purpose.
Chorus “Cause I’m just a nobody
Trying to tell everybody
All about somebody
Who saved my soul
Ever since you rescued me
You gave my heart a song to sing
I’m living for the world to see nobody but Jesus.” (2x)
I love the chorus for multiple reasons but again, here is that humility, and they list our primary reason for living on this earth is to make much of the name of Jesus and to tell others about what He has done through us. Those of us who have been saved by the blood of Jesus has a story of a time God saved us from what was to come if it wasn’t for God to die in our place, and we are told to share that with others.
Verse two “Moses had stage fright
When David brought a rock to a sword fight
You picked twelve outsiders nobody would have chosen
And changed the world
Well the moral of the story is
Everybody’s got a purpose
So when I hear that devil start talking to me saying
Who do you think you are.”
Verse two gives instances where God used unlikely people to do unlikely things. in Exodus, The Bible tells us that when Moses was told to speak to Pharaoh, he replied with this verse found in Exodus 4:10 ” Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Something you may not know about since blogging is not verbal communication, but I have a stuttering problem. I stutter, and I could imagine speaking to an important person about something would be intimidating for many people, especially those who already have difficulty speaking. Those who have watched sports may have heard this term this game was a “David and Goliath matchup.” This term originated from the biblical event where Goliath of Philistine, probably eight to nine feet tall, challenged the Israelites twice a day for forty days waiting for someone to take him on a manliest of men or like my late- grandma used to say, “The big bad dude.” Until one day, finally, someone spoke up and fought him. But, the problem was he wasn’t a giant. All he had to defeat Goliath was a slingshot and five smooth stones. David trusted God that even though the odds were stacked against him, all things are possible with God. When Jesus came, he didn’t pick what we would consider the most qualified either. Fishermen, Tax collectors, a doctor, Zealots. Some of these jobs were high up in that culture but still weren’t worth enough to be one of Jesus’s core followers, but he stopped them what they were doing and asked, “come follow me.” The quote circulating through Christian circles is, “God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.” This sums up verse two of God molding people to do incredible things. Everybody has a purpose, and what is that purpose. Isiah 43:7 ” Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Everything was created by him and for him. The last line, “so when you hear that devil start talking to me saying who do you think you are.” The devil has come to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come that you may have life.
Bridge “So let me go down down down in history
As another blood-bought
Faithful member of the family
And if they all forget my name
Well that’s fine with me
I’m living for the world to see nobody but Jesus.”
Summary “Nobody” by Casting Crowns and Matthew West should get you motivated to share Christ with others. I encourage you take a listen and meditate on these words throughout the week.