2020-08-28 Have You Met My Jesus?
Originally Published 2008-10-19
Today, we present another devotional from our late writer Tim. It was his wife's wish that we continue to use his devotionals after his death, and we trust they will continue to bless readers. Tim was one of the founding members of Webservant Ministries, publisher of Christian Fellowship Devotionals. Jan
Have you met Him? Maybe you know Him by another name? I AM – John 8:58; 18:5; Exodus 3:14 Savior – John 4:42; Isa. 40:28; John 5:27; Matt 25: 31-46; Joel 3:12; John 1:3; Isa. 40:28 Judge – John 5:27; Matt. 25:31-46; Joel 3:12 Light – John 8:12; Isa. 60:19-20 Redeemer – Rev. 5:9, Hosea 13:14 Rock – I Cor. 10:4; Psalm 18:2 Forgiver of Sins – Mark 2:7, 10; Jeremiah 31:34
Do you know Him by any of these names? If your answer is no, allow me to introduce Christ. He is the only Begotten Son of God. He was born of a virgin and raised in Nazareth. He began his ministry and called to follow Him twelve men. Maybe you’ve heard of some of them? There were Peter, James, John, Timothy, Matthew, Andrew Thaddeus, Thomas, Barthlolomew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon - and you’ve most certainly heard of Judas, who betrayed Jesus with a kiss.
Jesus died on the cross of Calvary. Why, you ask? Because He loves you! Before you were born, he knitted you in your mother’s womb.
Jeremiah 1:5 He knew as He created you, that you would sin against Him. Therefore, the only remedy was the shedding of His blood to make you whiter than snow. He loves you so much, and wants you to spend eternity with Him.
So do you want to know Him? Ok! All you need to do is ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and to come live in your heart, then let someone know - your pastor, a Christian friend, one of your CF writers. Once you have asked him to live in your heart, He will never leave you. When you die, you will live eternally with Him. Go ahead, Beloved, He is waiting with His arms open wide. He loves you.
Soli Deo Gloria,