Bob Dylan recently received the Nobel Prize in Literature. I have been a fan of his for many years.
He wrote a beautiful song in 1997 that was entitled, “Make You Feel My Love.” The song was also later recorded by Billy Joel, Garth Brooks and Adele. Some of the lyrics are:
When the rain is blowin' in your face And the whole world is on your case I would offer you a warm embrace To make you feel my love.
When the evening shadows and the stars appear And there is no one there to dry your tears I could hold you for a million years To make you feel my love.
Though storms are raging on the rollin' sea And on the highway of regret Though winds of change are throwing wild and free You ain't seen nothin' like me yet.
Whenever I listen to this song, I imagine the words coming to me in a personal way from Jesus. He is the one who said, “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
He is the one who called out to his disciples in the midst of a storm on the Sea of Galilee, “It is I, don’t be afraid.” (John 6:20)
Are you facing a storm today? Is the rain blowing in your face, and the whole world seems to be on your case?
There is Someone on your side. Someone who believes in you. His name is Jesus. That is the good news of the Gospel.