Sunday, December 26, 2010

Why Wouldn't They Want Jesus?

In the cacaphony of the world, I seem to hear the following continuous themes:

Everyone wants love....so why wouldn't they want my Jesus? He IS love. (1 John 4:8)

Everyone wants peace...so why wouldn't they want my Jesus? He is the prince of peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Everyone wants acceptance...so why wouldn't they want my Jesus? He is no respecter of persons. He shows no favoritism. All are equal in Him. (Acts 10:34)

Everyone wants to be happy...so why wouldn't they want my Jesus? He is the joy of my strength and my salvation. (Nehemiah 8:10)

Everyone wants to be eternally youthful...so why wouldn't they want my Jesus? He is eternal life. (John 10:28)

Is it possibly because He wants to be the number one priority in our lives and we are to love Him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength? Is it possibly because He calls us away from sin and we are to live holy, set apart lives? Is it possibly because He might require us to give up something we love that is not worthy of Him or that He might require us to do something we don't want to do even if it would assure us of love, peace, joy and equality in our lives forever?

Think about it. Jesus is the Way to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Jesus is the truth about life, sin and death. Jesus is life...eternal life, eternal love, eternal peace, eternal joy and to be one with Him is to be equal with all other men and women. We all live by the same standards and requirements. He is the only way to do it. We do not have it in us to do it without Him.

May you find love, peace, joy and equality in Him in the upcoming year! God Bless and keep you.

5 comments:

  1. Great post, Kim!

    I was just reading something this morning that seems to fit right in.

    "For he himself [Christ Jesus] is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility." (Ephesians 2:14-16, ESV)

    May you be blessed!

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  2. Ephesians is my very favorite book of the Bible, Art! :)

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  3. Thanks for this Kim. Well said. He offers all and they want all but they do not want to give up all. But He is *my* All in All! Happy New Year and may 2011 be the blessed Hope returning for His church

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  4. @ Elizabeth...I am hoping for a 2011 trip home! Maybe we'll be neighbors!

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  5. being neighbors would be cool! And if we're not, we'll be able to travel at the speed of thought!

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