That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My bookmark No More

I have a bookmark that I keep in "My Utmost for His Highest" devotional. I never actually read what was written on the back until today:

One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. he then bacame an itinerate preacher. He nver held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn't go to colleg. He had no credentials but Himself. He was only thirty-three when the public turned against Him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, His executioners gambled for His clothing, the only property He had on earth. He was laid in a borrowed grave.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today He is the central figure of the human race. All the armies that have marched, al the navies that ever sailed, all the parliements that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned have not affected the life on man on this earth as much as that One Solitary Life.

Ok, this is probably not what you were expecting me to write. I like the last paragraph, it is very true. However, the first part of that thing is very "corny, perky, iffy"!? It made Jesus sound like a poor little boy. I have a different twist on that. Jesus Christ was a Man of authority. Even to Mary, he refered to her as "woman" and the only parent he ever talked about was his Heavenly Father. He made the lame to walk, the blind to see, he healed the demon posessed...I can't even watch a scary movie, walked on water....he told Peter "get thee behind me, satan", he resisted the devil 4o days and fell not into temptation, oh and he was on an empty stomach...he wilingly walked into the garden of Gethsemane and was the only one that did not fall asleep but kept steadfast into prayer, even on the cross he got the thief next to him saved......and my personal favorite, he went and preached unto the spirits in prison (1 Peter 3:19)!!!! That does not sound like a poor little boy. He is Jesus Christ the Saviour.

Needless to say, it is my bookmark no more.

3 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    Where is the resurrction? The ascension of Christ? His heavenly ministry? His glorious return?

    Both Christians and non-Christians can focus so much on the earthly ministry of Christ, at the expense of the risen Christ in heaven.

    God Bless

    Matthew

     
  • At Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Yes, I could have gone and on about all his Might. Actually, you bring up an excellent point.

    That is something that bothers me a lot about Roman Catholicism (you know, other than the fact that it has nothing to do with christianity, but is a pagan religion that has and is condeming miions of souls to hell), but Christ is always on a cross! He's NOT. He's risen and sitting on the right hand of the Father.

    Thanks for you comment, Matthew.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:14:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    He is my risen saviour too.

    Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

     

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