You And I Are: The First Judge Of Christ
A lamb for a sacrifice?
We have a very important right, to choose for ourselves. Make the choice.
One historical figure has been of great significance for more than 2,000 years. His name is Jesus of Nazareth, the son of a carpenter and his young bride.
Much has been written of him.
Men and women have debated about his life and circumstances, men and women of all faiths and religions.
Christians refer to him as "The Christ". Members of the Jewish faith generally do not accept that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ they were waiting for, although there are today some Messianic Christian Jews who do. For a potential savior of such potential consequence, it would be a mistake for anyone to not at least personally know of him and his life and teachings.
Some citizens of India are also believers that Jesus of Nazareth is "The Christ", while others practice a variety of other religions, and many, many more have not even known of him, or have made no personal decision about whether or not he could have been the sacrificial lamb God provided to atone also for their sins in mortality.
One thing remains certain, Jesus of Nazareth was either what Christians believe he was (and is), or he was not.
If he was, and if he died as God's sacrificial lamb, then he lived and died for every man, woman, and child to whom a loving, righteous God has given the gift of life.
For this reason, if for no other reason, every man, woman, and child has been presented with a gift they can open, or choose to ignore, but a gift which should not just be ignored without making an informed choice.
At each Easter season, when Christians around the world celebrate the extraordinary resurrection of their Lord Jesus Christ, his promise is that all who believe in him, and follow God's commandments, may have all the gifts his Heavenly Father can give.
Choosing for ourselves, just as millions around the world have done, not only can give us the gift of a personal savior who died for us, but can give us the incomparable joy of loving and serving others in his name.
Today there are gatherings of Christians around the world, literally on every continent, among every people. Some meet humbly today in their own homes, while churches and temples exist around the world for worshiping God, and praising Him, and the gift of a sacrificial lamb, the son of a humble carpenter and his young wife born more than 2,000 years ago.
He is a son whose gift of life has literally changed the lives of all who have made a conscious choice to believe that Jesus of Nazareth is "The Christ" who was promised would come with eternal wisdom, healing, truth and light, and with redemption for all.
If you haven't made your own choice to believe him, or reject him, I suggest you can read about him in holy scriptures that are readily available to you. Just ask any librarian, or any Christian, to help you find what you need to be able to decide for yourself.
A precious gift has been offered. Only you can decide for yourself whether to open it, or not.
For many who did, doing so has brought blessings of joy, love, and consolation into their lives, gifts they would share with us.
© 2020 Demas W Jasper