The Third Most Precious Gift is Jesus Christ
John 14:6 "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Romans 10:9 "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. "
John 1:29 "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"
Titus 2:13 "While we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ"
John 11:25 "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even though they die;"
John 8:58 "Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
John 8:12 "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
1st John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
Son Of God
Through The Holy Spirit
A baby boy was conceived
To show us the way
To become the kings of kings
There is no other
Who came before
There is no other
To ever come
He is perfect in all ways
He is God's begotten son
He walked the earth as man
He spoke the word
And it came to life
He never walked in darkness
He walked only in the light
He was once just a prophecy
Foretold by men before him
Then he sacrificed himself
So that we could all
Live through him
His blood alone will cover us
As we stand before our Lord
He will save us from damnation
So we can walk through
While on earth he taught us
The way to live, and the way
To God's kingdom
By his mercy and his grace
We now know how to get in
We should all be humble
Because it's not about what we can do
No it's all about what Jesus did
And about how in him,
He make us brand new
We are so lucky
We get to love him,
We get to know him
In him we can put our trust
And in return he
He saves us
And he loves us
No matter what
Jesus is the third most precious gift to us, but he means just as much to us as the first two and the last two, that we will talk about more later. All of the gifts in this series are equally of importance, but they are also each unique in our walk and life with God.
So Jesus. Who is Jesus? Well we can easily look to the scriptures and find out many facts about him. For example, he has been here since the beginning of creation and was with God at that time, He is the begotten son of God, He was born of virgin Mary, He was perfect and sinless, he was also persecuted and killed on a cross. We also know that his blood covers us and that he is the way and the truth and the life, and the only way to heaven is through him alone...
I could go on and on about many more simple facts and truths, but what I really want to talk about is not what Jesus did or even what he was and is portrayed as on earth and in heaven, I want to talk more about why he did and who he is?
Such as, why did Jesus die to save us? Why did God choose to send him, in particular? Why does abiding in him, lead us to heaven? Who is Jesus really? What makes him so special?
So Jesus is so much more than just a fact or a historical figure we read about in the bible and scriptures. Yes, he may no longer be living on earth and he may have died many many years ago, but in so many extraordinary ways Jesus is still alive, today. He is special, something more than just an ordinary man. He was sent by God, most likely, because he loved us and loves us, just as much as God does. I assume this because Jesus was kind and forgiving, and most people do not die for another just because they are ordered to. For Jesus to be the perfect and last sacrifice, he would have to also be of light and love.
Jesus not only showed us how to live while he was on earth but he also lives in our hearts to this day, people like you and me all have the opportunity to let Jesus come and live within us. Now, what other man can live in us? And what other man can die and still be alive to this day. Well I can think of only him. Jesus truly must love us just as much as God does. He wants us to succeed and be able to live with him in Heaven and in his kingdom. He wants us to feel loved even though we are sinners, he died so we could be spotless in front of God. This is done out of love. I believe God did not just send Jesus because it was an order, but because Jesus was the one who could fulfill the purpose but also because Jesus was the one who had the heart and love for us, to be able to save us, and cleanse us. Jesus is more than just a symbol of a man dying on a cross or prophecy that came to pass, Jesus is literally the embodiment of God's love.
One thing I can honestly say is that Jesus changes you when you let him in. Your goals change, your desires change, the way you act changes, the way you think changes, all the things you were before him, changes. You change because suddenly when he becomes a part of you, you become filled with his undeniable love for you. It's like you can feel that love come to life in you and it makes you in return want to love like that. When you live and walk and love like he did and does, you begin to want to share it with others, because that is how amazing his love feels. Jesus is alive, and he is moving in Christians everywhere down and towards the path that leads to eternal life. He wants us to be with him Forever, He wants us to be in God's kingdom and it's all done out of pure love.
Prayer For Today
Dear Heavenly Father who art in Heaven,
Thank you for Jesus Christ. Thank you for sending him, your son to show us a glimpse of what your love is for us, how to live in that love, and how to share that love with others. Without you and without Jesus we could not truly know what it really means to love. You are an amazing God I look forward and ahead to the eternal life you have in store for me and all who believe in you and your son, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus Christ Name I Pray, Amen