Who is Jesus?
A man once described words as thoughts clothed in vocabulary. Through them, we relate to our world, our friends, our families. Without them, we really don't know what people are thinking or what they feel about us.
John wrote in his Gospel that Jesus is the Word [of God] becoming flesh. He came so that we would no longer have to wonder what God thought about us. Many times throughout His ministry, Jesus told his followers that when they had seen Him they had seen the Father [God]. The idea of a distant, cold, unconcerned God rapidly disappears the more that we know Jesus. He consistently went out of His way to meet those society had left on the fringes; the forgotten, rejected and abused.
John 3:16 (AMP) says,
For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He
[even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever
believes and trusts in Him [as Saviour] shall not perish, but have
The focus of this verse isn't eternal life; it's the fact that God reached down to the world through Jesus. This was done so that we would understand what life is truly all about. God loved you so much, thought so much of you, that He didn't stay separate from your pain. This is why the Bible also calls Him Emmanuel; God with us.
C.S Lewis, a well-known Christian author wrote of Jesus, “Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Saviour] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
A new beginning...
To be made whole, or to be saved is to submit to God and his plan and purpose for our lives. It is a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in Him.
Romans 10:9 says that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Salvation is God’s free gift to us and we become His children.
It is an irrevocable acceptance into the family of God and it is an empowerment to live life wholly and fully with the purpose of reflecting God to the rest of His creation.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He's alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I'm born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul. I'm now a child of God. Hallelujah!
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