“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
You ask me who is this Jesus?
Why do I bother with him, my friend?
Ah, this life is really so very short, indeed,
Hallelujah! With Jesus, my life has no end!
Really? How can you possibly know that? The Bible tells me so! Bingo! I am not just a Christian because I was raised in a church, attended Sunday school and go to church on Christmas and Easter. I am a Christian because I believe that The Bible is the inspired word of God written to me. Jesus is in God so when Jesus speaks, God speaks. Jesus says “…The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” When God speaks, I want to hear what He has to say! I want to hear Him tell me how to love, how to forgive, what path to take, for whom to pray. I am a Christian because The Bible has told me that Jesus is God, I have given my life to following Him, I claim my forgiveness and victory over death through Him, and I have God forever at my side.
Why bother with Jesus? Why not? As Christians, we have the answers to the mysteries of life through faith. We are the only folks who are saved by God’s incredible grace. We are the only believers who know that we are going to eternal life with the Father because Jesus told us.
Of course, I’m a Christian! When I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior, the adventure began. The fuel for my journey has been in the chapters of God’s Word, The Bible. The affirmation of His love for me has been in devotionals and in fellowship with other Christian women on the road to paradise with Him! Hop on! You are in for the ride of your life!
About the Author
Barbara Duncan, a licensed pastor and retired high school English teacher, has been researching, studying and preaching on the foundations of the Christian faith for over ten years. She and her husband of forty-five years, Jack, make their home in Pennsylvania where Barbara’s first love is writing about the Lord, and she leads an active life cooking, quilting, visiting with her kids and grandkids and serving the Lord in her local church. You are welcome to visit Barbara’s website, All Glory and Honor Unto Him.
Yes! Love the passion and simplicity of this! The word of God – solid simple truth! Thank you for this breath of fresh air today.
I love the way you explained this!! People need to clearly understand the reason for our faith. The Bible s the living Word of God. Im learning to surrender mrs each day. I am a new Christian blogger, my website is mycynthiaonline.org
Jessie Christensen says
I love this! I have always struggled to find the words to explain when someone asks WHY JESUS. I love your passion and simple answer- Because the Word says so. Thank you for your words this morning. We do have one incredible journey when we surrender to Jesus!
Love your passion for Jesus, Barbara. Your words take me back to one of the first songs I learned as a child in church, “Yes Jesus loves me”. We have to not just know what the Bible says so but believe it. Thanks so much for sharing your heart.