Sunday, March 29, 2009

What’s It All About

It’s about Jesus Christ.

A man who lived 2000 years ago. He pulled together twelve men as his closest friends and probably upwards of a 100 or so more who followed him for about three years. After three years, those followers scattered across the Mediterranean world and told anyone who would listen about him.

This had the effect of “turning the world upside down.” No other man has had a greater and lasting impact on the world than Jesus Christ.

Nearly everyone on the planet has heard his name. Whether in loving adoration, awesome worship, or merely as a “throw-away” filler word (usually when a person is mad about something), the name of Jesus Christ is heard.

There’s something about this man. He is more than just a man. His influence on people reaches across distance and time. He changes hearts. He transforms lives.

But why? What’s so special about this man?

His followers claimed that he was more than just a man. That is certainly true if he actually did what they claimed he did – rise to life again after being dead for three days. They also claimed that his death – by crucifixion – saved the people of the world from their sins.

His followers claimed all this and we can read about it in a book called “The Holy Bible.”

Yes, it is a little hard to believe. I understand that. But it isn’t impossible to believe, especially when you see the results of such belief!

Two billion people in this world claim to believe in Jesus Christ. I’ve met people that believe in Jesus and you can just tell that there’s something there – faith, belief, transformation. They live life differently. There is a deep-seated joy about them. They walk with purpose, they “know” something that others don’t. But they don’t flaunt that knowledge or look condescendingly on others who don’t know. Rather, they love them and share with them what they know by helping, listening, understanding.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Jesus Christ makes a different in a person’s life. Belief in Jesus, a relationship with him, transforms their lives into something else, something more, something different, something that will last.

©2009 True Men Ministries

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