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.