Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?

It sounds like a very callous question, especially written by a pastor. But there it is and I’ll ask it again.

Why Jesus?

After all, we live in a world that offers us many choices, especially for those of us who live in the U.S. And since we have so many freedoms, I have to ask...why Jesus?

Why would someone choose to submit their lifestyle to a Jewish Rabbi from 2,000 years ago? Why would anyone decide that the teachings of Jesus make sense? This is the guy who said we should turn the other cheek if we are hit. This is the guy who said we should love those who hate and despise us. The same guy who said that less of me means more of Him also said my life should be lost. Why would anyone choose Jesus?

Jesus, the same guy who claimed to be God, an absurd thought for the people He came to serve. This is the guy whose own generation didn't seem to get Him, whose own people group didn't really like Him.

But what if referring to Jesus as 'some guy' is a dangerous attitude to take? Are you actually willing to truly investigate who Jesus really is? And if, upon further investigation, you find His words to be true, are you willing to submit your plans to His plan? Why would you be willing to do that? Why would anyone be willing to do that?

Unless everything Jesus said was true....

Why Jesus? Because He is who He said He is.

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