This is the seventh post in a series on “The Awe of Jesus.” Click here to review John’s previous messages.
You must stand before the living God, and He will ask only one question: What did you do with Jesus—who loves you, seeks you, and pursues you—when He asked you to come to Him?
There will be a day when every knee shall bow and say, “yes” to this Jesus (Philippians 2:9-11). This includes …
- The knees of the religious
- The knees of the non-religious
- The knees of Kings and Queens and of Presidents and Princes
- The knees of Generals and Governors
- The knees of the rich and famous
- The knees of the poor and downtrodden
- The knees of all who walk upon the earth will fall in His presence one day
This One who gave you life asks that He might give you His life. This One who created the beginning and closes the end asks you to take Him as your new beginning so that there will be no end to your life. One day there will be no more sorrow, no more pain, no more failures, and no more disappointments (Revelation 21:4). One day—when you see Him face to face, touch to touch, smile to smile—you will understand and be free, free indeed.
Some of you who read this will die soon, others are too young to even think about death. Some are educated with degrees, others are not. Some of you have large bank accounts; others of you do not know where your next meal will come from.
Regardless, Jesus says to you, “Wherever you are, whatever you’ve done, whatever you think you are—I love you!”
He wants to give you everything you need, not everything you want, but everything you have ultimately hoped for.
As you consider this truth about whether you will “come” or not, remember what you are accepting or rejecting.
Think of who He is:
- The Apostle Peter said, “You are the Christ.” (Matthew 16:16)
- John the Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God, …” (John 1:29)
- Doubting Thomas said, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
- To the hurting He is a “Man of Sorrows.” (Isaiah 53:3)
- To the rich “A Giver of all good things.” (James 1:17)
- To the homeless He says, “… the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” (Matthew 8:20)
- To the guilty, “I am your advocate.” (1 John 2:1)
- To the fearful, “Fear not for I am with you.” (Isaiah 41:10)
- To the thirsty, “Come to Me and drink freely.” (Isaiah 55:1, John 4:14)
- To the bitter, “Forgive as I have forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
This Jesus who gave you life says to you, come to My life, that you may know your purpose. Come to My light, that you may begin to see clearly. Come to My freedom, that you may know why you were made. Come, that I may be yours and you may be mine.