It's all about Jesus
It’s the mid 1990’s: multitudes of people are gathering in one place, the organ is booming out loud tunes and – I’m here! For me back then, it was all about the church building; if someone asked me whether or not I was a Christian, my reply probably would have been, “Yes, I go to church.”
By the time I hit the latter stages of primary education, things had changed; church was no longer part of my weekly routine. If someone asked me whether or not I was a Christian back then, my reply probably would have been, “Yes, I’m a good person.” My gaze had shifted from ‘church building’ to ‘me’.
Let’s fast forward – it’s now the 2010’s and I’m talking to a friend:
Me: “I’m a good person – that makes me a Christian.”
Friend: “It’s not all about me. It’s all about Jesus!”
Me (in my head): What’s Jesus done that’s so special?
Keen to find out more about this Jesus, I attended some Bible Studies.
It’s evening now and a group of us are reading a book in the Old Testament (written before Jesus’s birth):
Reading: ‘But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.’ (Isaiah 53:5, NIV)
Friend: Who’s that talking about?
Me: That’s Jesus!
For the first time, my gaze had shifted from ‘me’ to ‘Jesus’: it really is all about Jesus. That’s good news!
I still think ‘it’s all about Jesus’ is fantastic news! The Bible says that Jesus is God and because He died and came back to life again, people can be given a fresh start with God and live forever with Him.
Jesus promises that whoever comes to Him, He will never turn away (John 6:37). I think that’s an amazing promise! Today, Jesus’s unconditional love and acceptance are being held out…
Written by Rebecca Greensill.
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