j.j. (jesu, juva)

J.J. (Jesu, Juva)

I read once that the famous pianist Bach routinely marked the tops of his scores with the initials "J.J."  For him it was a very personal attribution to God's divine influence in his work.

It simply meant, "Jesu, Juva" or "Jesus, Help".

This man, with amazing talent and ability, would be begging-pleading-praying for help from the very beginnings of his creative impulses. His work was underscored by his deep need and faith, knowing that inspiration would happen? (I love it.)  The humility of a great artist towards his Creator God, knowing that he was watched over, heard, and loved.  God was intimately involved in his work (and more importantly ~ in him).  

I was also quite shaken in realizing that my personal initials also were the same "J.J."as his plea.  By using my initials to sign my works (journals, letters, emails, posts, notes),

I became a simple prayer of daily need?

I am so needy!  I am so grateful for the simplicity of seeing and understanding that God lavishes help & love on those that are so needy.  Thank you, Jesus.

At the end of these scores, Bach had also left initials.  Just as significant: "SDG".  A very powerful ending to a great work...Soli Deo Gloria.  

To God alone the glory

(inside the chapel in Montserrat, Spain)

Jesus, Help... 
Always our intercessor any time we need...always waiting with outstretched hands to hold.

2 Chr. 14:11
Psalms 46:1
Psalms 121:1
Isaiah 41:10 
Mark 9:24
Hebrews 2:18
Hebrews 4:16
Psalms 86:17
2 Corinthians 6:2
Hebrews 13:6
1 Cor 12:28
Isaiah 4:13
Romans 8:26 

What is God breathing into your life right now?  Is He giving you a new way to see Him?  To see yourself? 
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