As a child, I remember singing the inspirational hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour” by Annie Sherwood Hawks. My mother, father, and I sang it at church and we sang it at home. Until I was about 16 years old, I didn’t question the words. I believed them literally but when I became older I started to question them. I thought, “Wait a minute, I need the Lord more than once an hour. I need Him all through the hour as well as once an hour.
I need Him every second!” By the time I was in my early twenties, I learned there were divisions of time shorter than a second. There were milliseconds! Each millisecond is one-thousandth of a second! I thought, “I need the Lord every second and every millisecond!” So I started mentally singing, “I need Thee every millisecond.” No one ever heard me sing my altered lyrics, but internally I was singing my own version of Annie Hawks’ hymn, “Lord, I need Thee every millisecond!”
Thank You, Dear Lord, for every second, every millisecond of life. Thank You for dying for my sins so that I may spend eternity with You. I truly need Thee every day, every hour, every minute, every second, every millisecond of every day. I can do nothing without You. Thank You for promising “never to abandon or forsake me.” I love You. In Your Holy Name, I pray, Amen.