For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring. Acts 17:28
Jesus as our life companion, daily walking with Him, seeing His glory in every day things we often take for granted. If we are consumed by Jesus, we will see His work in our daily lives. He has provided the blue sky, the breezy winds, the green grass and trees, the colorful flowers, the vast oceans, the smell of flowering herbs, the furry animals, and us…those made in His image to reflect Him and to be a light on the earth.
Jesus has given me a desire to start a blog regarding His Lordship, His exclusively as being the only way to God the Father. He alone is worthy and none other is worthy to stand beside Him and no other teaching or philosophy is worthy to be mingled with His teachings. We live in a world filled with chaos, darkness and so much confusion. People all over are looking for purpose and satisfaction and sometimes the search leads to many roads, but only One road leads to life. Jesus said broad and wide is the road that leads to destruction and narrow is the road that leads to life. [“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Matthew 7:13 NIV]
He said again in John 10:10 that He came to give us life abundantly, essentially a life with purpose and meaning. [“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 KJV]
No other religious figure came to seek and save that which was lost, none other loved humanity so much that they would lay down their life and certainly no other took their life back up again.
C.S. Lewis writes in his book Mere Christianity, “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. New York: Macmillan, 1952
If is He is who He says He is, then why would we need to add to Him? Why would we need the teachings of other religious leaders? Why would we bow down to or subscribe to other religions or philosophies? So please take the journey with me to explore “Why Jesus?”
Given these facts, He is ALL we need and He longs to have an intimate relationship with each of us, walking and talking with us as we live each day of our earthly lives. So let us be open to Him in our daily lives as we go to work, travel, eat, sleep, walk, talk, sit…live, breath, move and have our being.