Who is Jesus?
All of us love to hear Good news....
Well Jesus is the Good news! You may have a number of questions in your mind of who God is and if he exists at all…? Even if he does exist what does that mean to me?
The Bible has the answer to who Jesus is. The millions of followers of Jesus since the 1st century AD when he was born in this world as a human being will testify to who Jesus is….
Billy Graham a world renowned Christian evangelist says this about Jesus, “Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world.”
The truth is He is God and He came down to the earth to die on our behalf for our sins. There is no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood and Jesus paid it once and for all with his life.
That is why Jesus is unique. He is God who came in human flesh to the world. His name has a lot of meanings. He is the Saviour, the Counselor , the deliverer, the miracle worker, the mighty God and full of compassion on his children. Yet, all you need to do to go to Him is to call on his name. He knows what we are going through and cares about us. The Bible rightly refers to Him as “Immanuel”, God with us.
JESUS CARES YOU
So does Jesus care about you? Yes He does!
How do we know this?
Often we disqualify ourselves from God’s love because of our history, our failures and shortcomings. Sin has separated us from God and we can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. So how can we accept what we have not earned?
The Bible says that nothing in all of creation can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. And to accept God’s love is to trust His patient, forgiving and gracious stance towards us. Only He has the power to free us from guilt, shame and condemnation to give us a life of wholeness.
All we have to do is turn to Him.
A NEW BEGINNING…
The Bible says in Ephesians 1:3-6 Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son
What is the requirement to be adopted by God?
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.
Dear Jesus, I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without You. I am sorry and I trust that You will forgive me. I accept Your love and grace for me and ask that You would be my Lord. Help me believe in You and love You every day, and help me to show the world what You are like and how great Your love is........................In Jesus Name............. Amen.
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