"The truth is, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father." ~ Jesus (John 14:12 NLT)
Bombarded by Super Hero movies, cartoons, and comics in our culture, we can be tempted to think that to be a hero you must be extra-ordinary. We’ve come to think that all heroes are tall and strong. All heroes can fly, shoot lasers, and leap tall buildings in single bound. We believe that all heroes need to be, well, super.
Don’t let the culture influence your understanding of what a real hero is. Every day heroes are not supermen or women. Every day heroes are not eloquent speakers. Every day heroes don’t need to bench press mini-vans or outrun bullets. No. Every day heroes simply allow Christ to work through their weaknesses, ignorance, and child-like trust.
Consider the following. In 1887, just following an evangelistic meeting held by Dwight L. Moody, a young man stood to share his story in an after-service testimony meeting. As he was speaking, it became clear to many that he knew little about the Bible, but his closing lines were enough to grab a song writer’s attention. The young man simply stated. “I'm not quite sure. But I'm going to trust, and I'm going to obey.”
A song writer, Daniel Towner, was so struck by the power of those simple words that he quickly jotted them down then delivered them to John Sammis, who developed the lyrics to Trust and Obey. Towner composed the music, and the song quickly became a favorite. Trust and obey, for there's no other way...To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
That beloved hymn found its origin in a simple man simply stating his trust in Christ.