Have you met Jesus?
Jesus, this is ________________________.
____________________, this is Jesus.
Now, allow me tell you a little about Him. You’ll want to become well acquainted with Him, because knowing Him will change your life.
Jesus is the Son of God.
His mother’s name is Mary. She was a virgin. God chose Mary because He knew she was the perfect choice to give birth to the Saviour.
Now, there were many other virgins at the time and God could have chosen any one of them, but He saw something special in Mary, and knew that she was the one. So He overshadowed her with His Spirit, and Jesus was conceived in her womb.
Mary was humble and receptive to being used by God. She knew she was a chosen and unique vessel and carried herself with grace and dignity.
Soon Jesus was born, and she knew He was unlike other children. He was different…..she could see that.
As she watched Him grow into a man, she marveled at His maturity, at His capacity to love others…it was so great, at His knowledge and respect of the Scriptures — He spoke with wisdom and authority.
He was an old soul in a young body, having the demeanor of one who had been around for ages. He was respectful of His elders. He had compassion for all, no matter their status in life.
Mary knew her son would one day be GREAT.
Jesus was called into the ministry at the age of 30. By this time, He knew what His mission was, and His purpose for being. He spoke to God often about this mission, receiving encouragement, strength, reinforcement, and grace.
God filled Him with the Holy Ghost as the Spirit descended on Him like a dove, and provided confirmation of His calling by an audible voice from Heaven: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
He became well-known in the area. And word about this special young man quickly began to spread. His reputation preceded Him everywhere He went.
People all over began to hear about the many miracles He performed. Lives were never the same after they came in contact with Him.
Lepers, who were once ostracized because they were unclean, were healed of their leprosy, allowing them to be reunited with their families and allowed back into society.
People, who were born blind, were touched by Him receiving their sight and a new lease on life. They finally felt like they belonged and were now able to participate in society for the first time.
He healed many lame folk, who once they gained the use of their legs, jumped up leaping for joy and praising God.
He raised the dead back to life, restoring sons to their mothers, once again bringing laughter and joy back into their homes.
He forgave an adulterous woman, who society had already condemned, and were preparing to stone her to death. He offered her back her life, and probably something no one had ever given her before — love and forgiveness. She was so grateful that she knelt down and washed His feet with her tears.
Jesus raised up an army of believers who would carry on His legacy, and continue the work He started on earth. He trained these disciples, teaching them what God requires of servants, showing them how to live victorious lives, and setting an example for them to follow of how to walk in the power and authority they had received from God, through His name.
He’s passionate about the Kingdom of God, and spoke often about it, introducing people to the principles of the kingdom. God’s kingdom, He said, was established on a biblical foundation.
In order to become a part of this kingdom you must follow after love (for man and God), servitude, obedience, righteousness, humility, good stewardship, truthfulness, faith, and commitment (you must be willing to die for it).
He does not tolerate willful disobedience or any kind of disrespect for God. He rejects the self-righteous and the proud. He shows grace to the humble and all those who have a heart to obey God and keep His commandments.
He loves YOU very much and knows everything about you. Your secret thoughts, your dreams and aspirations, your fears. He even knows the number of hairs on your head! He knows if you love Him or not. He wants only the best for you.
Jesus wants very much to introduce you to His Father, whom He knows you’ll love as much as He does. His Father’s unlike other Fathers. He created the heavens and the earth, the moon, the stars, and every living creature upon the earth. He also sustains it, keeping everything in order and working the way they’re supposed to.
Remember that name — Jesus Christ. Make a mental note of it. Keep it in your heart. Meditate on it. Think of Him as you lay your head on your pillow at night, and as you rise in the morning to start a new day. Think of Him as you’re folding laundry, mowing your grass, washing your car.
When you get in trouble, call on Him and watch Him come running to you. Know that He’s ALWAYS near you, in your heart and in your mind. You can talk to Him about ANYTHING, no matter how great or how small. Stick close to Him and He will stick close to you. NEVER LEAVE HIS SIDE.
Allow Him into the deep, hidden places of your heart, the place that you’ve kept closed off to others. Allow Him in. You can trust Him with your heart.