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He May Not Be Who You Think He Is

Have you ever had the experience of disliking someone before you even met him? What I mean is that what others happen to say about that person coloured your view of him before you even met him yourself and when you did meet him, you were surprised to find that you rather liked him?

I think that happens to a lot of us when it comes to Jesus. He’s not who we think he is and he’s often not represented well. Who He is has become distorted and what he offers seems quite irrelevant. But is that reality?

Photo Courtesy of Christmas Stock Images

Photo Courtesy of Christmas Stock Images

We are told that because he died for us, our sins are forgiven if we trust in him and we get to go to heaven when we die. Certainly that is true but if that’s all there is to it, it’s not really much help for the life I am living right now. As a friend of mine has said, “I would rather have a working car now than an insurance policy on a broken one.”

What I’ve been learning lately is that what Jesus really offers is a different kind of indestructible life that can begin right now and goes on forever. Now that’s good news! Listen to what he says, “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” And also, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” How great is that?

The truth is that Jesus may be much different than you’ve been lead to believe and you may actually like him when you meet him.

Merry Christmas!

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