I heard a pastor not to long ago talk about who Jesus was. There is much dispute as to who He is. A good man? A good teacher?
What He said reminded me of the C.S. Lewis quote:
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” – Mere Christianity, pages 40-41.
Who is this man? A man who did no harm to a peson; a man who declared Himself to be the son of God; a man who died a criminal death without committing a crime; a man who laid down His life and took it back up again because He is the life and ressurection; a man who offered Himself for us and pursues us relentlessly. His love is a practical love.
The truth about who Jesus is reminds me of the song below.
A reminder of what was done for us.
Thank you for the cross Lord Thank you for the price You paid; Bearing all my sin and shame; In love You came and gave amazing grace.
Thank you for this love Lord; Thank you for the nail pierced hands; Washed me in your cleansing flow; Now all I know Your forgiveness and embrace.
Worthy is the Lamb; Seated on the throne Crown; You now with many crown. You reign victorious High and lifted up Jesus Son of God; The Darling of Heaven crucified;Worthy is the Lamb; Worthy is the Lamb.
/You were the Victor and the King; You were the power in David’s swing; You were the calm in Abraham; You are the God who understands; You are the strength when we have none; You are the living, Holy one; You were, You are and You will always be-the Risen Lamb of God; You were, You are and You will always be-The Risen Lamb of God/-You Were There, Avalon