The Jesus I Know
On this Good Friday, I like to share about the Jesus I Know.
The Jesus I know is a Righteous Man. He speaks the Truth, He stand up for Truth, He is a defender of Truth. He is a Voice to the Voiceless, He is a Help to the Helpless.
The Jesus I know is a Man full of Compassion and Kindness. He sees the world as being sheep without a shepherd. He leaves the 99 and seek after that 1 sheep that was lost. He hates sin but loves the sinners. He did not come to condemn the world but He loves the world. To the woman caught in adultery … He said “neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more’. He did not expose or embarrass the “Women at the well”, knowing what kind of life that she is living.
Jesus is compassionate towards those imprisoned by diseases and sickness. He went about healing the sick, the blind, the lame and the lepers. He never turns away those who are in need … He always met them at the point of their needs.
The Jesus I know is a Fun Loving Man. The common people loves to be with Him. He is a friend of sinners … He eats with them and drinks with them. In Scriptures, we always find Him feasting and not fasting. There is no ‘Air’ with Jesus, He will let little children to climb over Him. He carries them and plays with them. He loves all the little children of the world. Jesus brings much joy to the people that is around Him because He solves their problems – be it physical or spiritual.
The Jesus I know is not a Religious Man. The Religious leaders hates Him because He does not conform to their religious setting and religious environment. He is being viewed as ‘Anti Establishment and a Law breaker’. He did not kept the Sabbath. He did not adheres to the Ceremonial Laws and Traditions of Judaism. He often corrected and challenged the Religious Leaders’ interpretation of the Scriptures. The Religious leaders accused Jesus of being a ‘Blasphemer and a False Teacher’. They accused Jesus as being in the ‘Dark’ side.
Finally, they crucified Jesus on ‘Good Friday’ because Jesus’ Belief is different from their. Jesus said “Destroy this temple and in 3 days I will raise it up”. To the Religious Leaders, this is ‘Blaspheme’
I love the ‘Jesus I Know’. I love Him because He first loved Me. I am under His Unlimited Grace, I am under His Unconditional Love. In Him, I have Abundant Life – Always Victorious, Always Prosperous, Always Fruitful in every seasons of Life. What a Saviour !