As I was driving home from town this morning I listened to a fascinating discussion on the radio.
A professor was going on about a man, one of the most important men who had ever lived, a man that had shaped the history of the Western world more than any other man, yet a man who is never studied in history lessons.
I thought, “This should be about Jesus, I wonder who they mean”.
Imagine my surprise as the professor said, “I am of course talking about Jesus”.
Jesus and His teachings, through His followers, have shaped our history, shaped our culture and shaped our world
The professor spoke about how no serious historian can now dispute that a man called Jesus lived, spoke out a seriously radical message and then was crucified by the Romans.
Some people still talk of Jesus being a mythical figure but that is just not true; a man called Jesus lived and died at the time described in the Bible.
That point no longer requires serious discussion, however it is serious what you believe about Jesus; as I’ve written in the last couple of DIGs this has eternal consequences.
Jesus was not only a man, he was also God and he came to bring reconciliation and forgiveness to a needy world.
Through Jesus, through faith and trust in Him and His finished work, man can come into an eternal relationship with God the Father.
That is serious!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us and thank you for His finished work on the cross”.
John 1 v 14…..And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth