Jesus is a topic that many people try to write about, and many people fail. To me, words cannot describe who is Jesus, but I feel the need to try. Understand as you read this, that he is so much more than anything you can comprehend or understand.
A few months back I wrote a blog post about Jesus being the way. That is only one aspect of him. The book of John states in the Bible. Many books could be written about the things he has done.
He is Christ and my savior. If you’ve read my book ‘Hurricane Jerald’ you’ll have a better picture of that. If not I’ll give a brief synopsis here.
I was lost, lonely, and angry, and wanted to fight anything in my path. I was full of anger and pain, with no outlet. Before Christ came into my life, I was an out-of-control fire that consumed everything in its path.
Who Is Jesus And Why Is He Important?
Over 2,000 years ago, a child was born outside of Bethlehem. He was born in a barn and placed in a manger. There was no room for him in the inn.
This is the classic Christmas story that we hear every single year, and people accept it, but I don’t understand why. I think it’s because people don’t understand who is Jesus. The Bible states in multiple places and through many people that Jesus was coming to save his people from their sins. He was coming to deliver us from our ways, so we could reconnect with God.
However at the time of his coming. The Jews were under Roman rule, they were looking for a physical savior, not a spiritual one. So he flew in under their radar.
Who Is Jesus? If He’s The King Of Kings, Why Come As A Baby In A Manger?
I believe he came as a baby with humble beginnings, so people would see the truth without the glamour. In his later life, he had multitudes following him wherever he went. This was due to him revealing the way to heaven, and showing many signs and wonders.
If he’d been born a prince or someone of some high station, would people follow him because of that, and not learn about God?
Everything he did was calculated and chosen for the greatest impact. He came as the lowliest person, and some verses even insinuate he wasn’t good to look at. I’m not saying he had a deformity or was ugly. I’m just saying he wasn’t a guy to walk around turning a lot of heads.
In essence, he came down as a normal person, to experience our lives.
Jesus called himself the son of man and the son of God. Here are a few other names that Jesus is called in the Bible;
Jesus – Savior
Emmanuel – God With Us
Christ – The Anointed One Of God
Lord – The One In Authority Or In Charge
Master – Similar To Lord
Logos (the Word) – Also Can Mean Logic
Son of God – Claiming The Same Nature As God
Son of Man – The Leader Of Mankind, Also Referencing A Prophecy In Daniel.
The Light – Usually Used In The Context Of The Way.
Truth – Similar To Light. Jesus Is The Way, Truth, And The Light.
Many of these names are used in conjunction with one another. But when you’re asking who is Jesus, these names say a lot.
Who Is Jesus And Why Do People Say He’s The Son Of God?
In the Bible Jesus himself claims to be the Son of God. Also, there are a few times where God himself speaks from the heavens declaring Jesus to be his son.
However, his greatest sign is from his death and resurrection. When Jesus died, he took all of our sins with him into the grave. Then 3 days later he rose again, and when he did, he left the sin dead.
This was how Jesus conquered sin and the grave, giving us the option to reconnect with God. He did this so we could all have a choice, and that choice was to be with him and God.
His actions proved he was the Son of God.
What Do Your Actions Say About You?
Every day your actions speak about you when you praise or gossip about a co-worker. It speaks volumes even without doing anything.
You are here because you wanted to know who is Jesus. Do you know who you are? Is there something missing inside your heart?
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the Son of God, and he is God. he came down from heaven and became a man. Jesus did this so we could all be saved, and reconnect with him and God.
He loves you and wants you to be the person you were made to be. Coincidentally, that’s the person you’d be most happy being too. If you’re asking who is Jesus, this is a major part of that.
If you’re wanting a change. Pray this prayer below, and ask Jesus to come into your life, and transform it;
Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner, and I’ve done many things against you. Please forgive me Jesus. I believe you died and rose again for me, and I also believe you’re coming back soon. Help me to follow you. – Amen
If you prayed that prayer, tell someone, but don’t forget that you have to repent and change your ways as well. If you prayed, stop doing things that you know to be wrong, it’s called repentance.
Also, find a church that preaches the Bible and starts attending. You’ll learn more about your question about Who is Jesus because you’ll get to know him.
Lastly, God loves you, and he sent Jesus to die for you. I wish you all the best.
Sterling grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis. As a kid he loved skateboarding but mostly did street riding. He injured his ankle badly when he dropped into his first half pipe. His skateboarding slowed down after that, but he still loved the sport.
While in his 20's he needed to make a change, so he did some world traveling with a motivational speaking group. Through it all, he visited 46 states and 3 continents and eventually lived in Mississippi. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore through the state. He jumped into the fray, helping mobilize support for the evacuees of New Orleans & The Gulf Coast. During the aftermath he helped run a shelter and drove food & medical supplies to affected areas by truck. Currently he lives in Minneapolis, runs his snowboard shop, and shreds Vail Whenever he can.