It's a marvelous contrast and, at times, a tough one to make. What do we want vs. what do we need? As interesting, is that a reconciliation of wants & needs is evident in almost every facet of our consumer lives. Inherently, that's not evil.
Sometimes, though, we get confused on that in terms of things spiritual. We have a general idea of things we want the Savior to be and things we want the Savior to do. So, very much, we demand the Savior fit into our agenda and activity.
Thank God, though, that Jesus didn't come to be the Savior we necessarily want. Instead, he came in love undeserved to be the Savior we need - the Savior from sin and Satan, the Savior from our selves and from hell apart from him! And, in that same love undeserved, he's graciously and gladly the Savior we have!
To read a sermon on that truth, please click here: Mark 1:29-39.
To listen to a sermon on that truth, please click here: Mark 1:29-39.
To follow along with a service outline rejoicing in that truth, please click here: Epiphany 3.