We believe Jesus is who He says He is.
Jesus absolutely claimed to be God. God loving Jews tried to kill Jesus multiple times because He would openly declare to be God. When Jesus died on the cross the sign above His head read “King of the Jews.” He was 100% God but He was also 100% man.
How is this possible? Well, you are 100% your mom and 100% your dad, right. Same thing with Jesus He was 100% human because His mom Mary was fully human. He is 100% God because God is His Father. Making Him fully God and fully human. He was completely like us. He was a completely normal guy.
No matter what you are going through today Jesus has felt the exact same feelings you have today. The God who created us knows exactly how we feel because He experienced it himself. He got sad. He cried. He hurt for those who were hurting. He felt the loneliness of being rejected. He felt the full force of the presence of sin but He never sinned. He never once felt what it was like to not have a relationship with God. Except when He was on the cross paying the penalty for the sins of His creation. He felt the pain and agony of loss but he also knows the feeling triumph and joy.
You can find victory and joy in your life today. If you will trust in this normal guy who was also God with us. Trust in the sacrifice that Jesus made for us so we can be right with God. If you are following Jesus, God does not see your sin. He sees His son in your life. You can not mess it up. Just keep following Jesus!
During this series called “Required” I am challenging everyone to read through the book of John 1-21. It takes 21 days to make a habit. Start by reading a chapter a day for 21 days. I promise God will speak to you.