Yesterday was the annual observance of Palm Sunday. In the original account from scripture we find that many people came to see Jesus that day for a variety of reasons. Some were curious, as they had heard all of the talk about this man named Jesus. Others were there with an agenda, hoping that Jesus would become the political leader who would remove them from Roman governance. Others who came had no idea who Jesus was and still others came hoping to find fault with him.
Unfortunately many people in all world today are represented by this crowd. Seeing Jesus not for who He truly is, but instead trying to make him who they want him to be. The reality of Jesus is this:
John 1:1 (NASB)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
If Jesus is not who the Bible says He is....then our faith is in vain. If Jesus was just a good man, a teacher, a martyr the his work on the cross would to atoning and complete. It is the reality of Jesus that makes our relationship to him, such a powerful thing. It also means that when we try to shape him to our own way of thinking, we diminish the role in our lives that is rightfully his.
This week take some time to ponder the reality of who Jesus truly is and what his death, burial and resurrection ultimately mean to you.
Until next Monday, may God's richest blessings be yours this week.