God is Jealous! God is Just. God is Jolly? So there are not as many J words to choose from as there are for other letters. But even when I decided on this word, there was still a doubt in the back of my mind. Jealous and Just were both the leaders for a while. In fact, the word I am blogging about here almost did not even make the list. Why?
There was simply too much information about Jesus.
The Word – Jesus
The Worth – There have been thousands of books written about Jesus. In my life alone, I’ve heard hundreds or even thousands of sermons about him. Millions, perhaps billions of conversations have revolved around Jesus.
What am I going to add in two minutes? Not sure but here goes!
In John 8:58, Jesus says this confounding statement, “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” NIV, Underline is mine.
Here is a link to the whole chapter for more context. John 8
These are the thoughts about Jesus that I gather from that passage.
- The Creating Jesus was at the beginning of the world. The Old Testament contains numerous verses about this Jesus.
- The Crucified Jesus is illuminated in the New Testament specifically Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He died and was then risen from the grave.
- The Current Jesus is in heaven preparing a place for us right now. See John 14.
- The Conquering Jesus is found in Revelation. When He returns, watch out bad guys! There will be a great battle but Jesus will be victorious!
God can be misunderstood. He can be unclear to us. We don’t always agree on what God is, does, or looks like.
So in order for us to have a better picture, God gave us Himself…
…in the form of Jesus. And He was born as a baby. That way we could completely identify and understand who Jesus is.
If we understand Jesus, then we can understand God.
God is Jesus. Jesus is God. I like how it is stated in Hebrews 1:3, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being…”
The Work – Action must be taken now that we know God gave us His son. Jesus died for us. We must choose Him or deny Him. Access to our hearts can be granted or denied. Remaining neutral is not an option. If I am not choosing to grow and move forward in Jesus, then I am declining or going backwards.
When I started writing this, I was not sure how it was going to end. Apparently, I have brought a challenge to all who read this blog. I myself am included in said challenge.
Let the timeless Jesus whom I have briefly described overtake your heart and mind. Allow Him to soak into your dry soul. Give Him the key to every closet in your life.
You will never regret opening your heart to Him.
Thanks for two minutes of your time. See you soon for the letter K.