Do You Know MY Jesus?

Do You Know MY Jesus?

There are many wonderful things to know about Jesus, and oh, how we ought to wish that the whole world would know them! He was born of a virgin in the city of Bethlehem. He had Divine power on this earth and taught many magnificent things. He lived a sinless life but was still murdered by crucifixion. He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven to reign on high.

It is easy to “know” facts about Jesus, but that does not necessarily mean that someone “knows” Jesus. These “facts” about Jesus need to be known and believed (1 Cor. 15:1-2), but each person needs to go deeper than the facts to an intimate, one-on-one, closer-than-anyoneelse relationship with Jesus. Do you have it? Do you want it for others? Here’s what we should want for others.

Do you know MY Jesus? He’s My Savior! Upon learning that she would be the mother of “Jesus…the Son of the Highest” (Luke 1:31-32), Mary “rejoiced in God my Savior” (1:47). Mary likely knew that “besides [Jehovah] there is no Savior” (Isa. 43:11), but she may not have realized that she would give birth to her Savior in the form of a man. He was Mary’s Savior, just like He needs to be “my Savior”!

Do you know MY Jesus? He’s My Lord! Mary Magdalene was a close disciple of Jesus. When she found His tomb empty, she grew concerned about “my Lord” (John 20:13). “Lord” is someone with authority to direct and to whom followers must submit, but “Lord” is also one we wish to please. He was Mary’s Lord, just like He needs to be “my Lord”!

Do you know MY Jesus? He’s My God! Thomas had expressed willingness to “die with” the human named Jesus (John 11:16), but it was only after His resurrection that he recognized Him as “my God” (John 20:28)— the one with supreme strength and power to create and effect all things, even rising from the chains of death. He was Thomas’ God, just like He needs to be “my God”!

Do you know MY Jesus? He’s My Friend! It was Jesus Himself who identified Lazarus as His “friend” (John 11:11). Even after Lazarus was dead, he still obeyed Jesus. When Jesus spoke directly, “Lazarus, come forth,” Lazarus “came out” just as he was told (John 11:43-44). He was Lazarus’ Friend, just like He needs to be “my Friend,” when I “do whatever” He commands (15:14).

Do you know MY Jesus? He’s My Life! Paul gladly took his relationship with Jesus to another level. To the Colossians, he called Jesus, my “life” (Col. 3:4), and to the Philippians, he exclaimed, “For me to live is Christ” (Phil. 1:21). What an all-encompassing submission! He was Paul’s Life, just like He needs to be “my Life”! Do you know MY Jesus?

-David Sproule


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