Jesus, Who Is He?
God’s only son, yet He came from the throne of His Father to the womb of a woman. He became Son of Man that we might become sons of God.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived in poverty and for most of His earthly life was unknown outside of Nazareth. He had neither wealth nor influence.
He left His heavenly home for a common dwelling. He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. He slept in another’s stable; He rode on another’s donkey; He was buried in another’s grave.
In infancy He troubled a king. As a boy He stunned the theologians with His knowledge and wisdom, for He was taught of God. In manhood He ruled the elements and quieted the raging sea. He healed without medicine and fed thousands from a boy’s lunch. Even demons obeyed Him, and He gave back life to those who were dead.
But He was despised and rejected. Though He was innocent, He was condemned and sentenced to death on a cross. There, in perfect obedience to God’s plan, He willingly suffered and sustained in His body and soul the anger of God against the sin of the whole human race.
By His suffering and death, He paid completely for the sins of all who believe, and set us free from the certain judgment and eternal condemnation of God that would otherwise fall on us.
But the grave could not hold Him. Having fully satisfied God’s perfect justice, He conquered death and rose on the third day as He said He would.
Some have given their lives for others, and great humanitarians have come and gone. Yet He lives on. Herod could not kill Him. Satan could not stop Him. Death could not destroy Him.
After appearing to hundreds of His disciples, He ascended into Heaven. He now sits at the right hand of the throne of God, where He pleads our cause to His Father and pours out His gifts upon His followers.
One day He will return, not as a suffering servant, but with power and glory to judge the world. Then every knee shall bow to Him and every tongue shall confess Him as Lord. His followers will confess His name with joy and confidence, but His enemies in terror will seek to hide from His face.
He is the Perfect One, the only One who can satisfy the soul. When we turn to God in repentance and accept the Son of God with a believing heart, God forgives our sin, covering our transgressions with the perfect satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Jesus Christ. Do you know Jesus?