A few weeks ago I posted on Facebook asking my family and friends to describe Jesus in one word. The responses I received were overwhelming. Here are some of the ways they described Jesus:
- (My) Rock
- (My) Everything
Wow! That’s breathtaking! If you could make a list of who Jesus is to you, what would you write down? Would it describe Jesus for who He really is? He is a one-of-a-kind God who died for our sin. He is a miracle-worker, all-powerful God!
The one I love the most is: He is our TREE. Jesus is what keeps us standing strong when we are weak. He keeps us rooted when we are falling apart. He helps us withstand the winds when life hits us the wrong way. He is our Tree….
Jesus is our EVERYTHING! He is an INFINITE being who gives us LIFE. He is our SAVIOR and COMFORTER in time of need. He is our ADVISOR when we need someone to talk to. And, last but not least, Jesus is our SHEPHERD leading us in His ways.
Now that is powerful! Who does not want to follow a God who is all these things and much more?! We need to live a life that describes Jesus in a mighty way. We do not need to serve a God who looks puny, but a God who is omnipotent. A God who has unlimited power and is able to do anything.
For me, Jesus is:
- Physician (Healer)
FRIDAY CHALLENGE: Take a minute to write down who God is to you. I encourage you to put in your Bible for safe keeping. The next time you feel disappointed or unloved, pull it out of your Bible and read what you wrote about Jesus. Let those words encourage you through prayer and/or meditation.