is Jesus? – The First Glance
At first glance Jesus might not appear to be a spectacular person and to
many He is not. After all it is hard to believe that God would come down to earth, be born in a stable, live a life of obscurity
for 30 years and then all of a sudden declare that He is God. It is life
that for many that seems nothing more than a fable.
After all they say, “Jesus is just another person born in a small town,
in a remote country and a long time ago”. Jesus is merely a “man
whose life was made to look miraculous by a few followers”, or is person “whose time has come and gone”
and now we must move on. The true image of Jesus has become so faded that
many do not offer more than a first glance; then they turn and walk away.
is Jesus? – A Closer Look
A closer look at the life of Jesus reveals a man who was a friend to all,
but was despised by many. Jesus was a man who made claims about Himself that
He backed up with His actions. Still many who take what seems to be a closer
look only see Jesus as another in a long line of prophets who came and pronounced that we are to follow in the footsteps of
a God who may or may not exist.
These are the people who go around saying that what Jesus said has some moral
value, but they will not go so far as to say that Jesus is God, but it is a good idea to listen to Him. The problem with this type of logic is that if Jesus claimed to be God and you feel He isn’t really
God then how can you consider what He says to be true and worthy of any moral value?
After all how could someone you claim is lying about one thing be considered
to be truthful about another? Also would a moral man go around lying about whom
He is? These are all question that need to be dealt with if we are to see the
is Jesus? – The Truth
It is only when you get up close and personal that you begin to see Jesus
for who He really is. When you get close enough to really know Jesus all the
illusions are gone and the truth shines forth like a beacon in the night. The
truth of the matter is that too many people intentionally hold a translucent screen between them and Jesus; it is there defense
against dealing with the truth.
Jesus said in John 14:6 that He is “the truth”. What does that really mean when we look at it in light of the question, who is Jesus? It means that when we look at scriptures we know that what Jesus is telling us is true and we must act
on that truth. Jesus gave us many examples of the truth through word and deed,
signs and wonders. Jesus did all those things not because He wanted to show off
but in order to give us proof that he was the “the truth” and through the acceptance of “the truth”
we can have life.
So who is Jesus? When we accept
the truth we can see through eyewitness testimony and changed lives that Jesus truly is the Son of God. The problem is that the truth does not come easy but only when we let go of our own will.