Read Hebrews 1:1-3, 7:23-25.
Some people cannot comprehend how Jesus, who lived 2,000 years ago, can be relevant to their daily lives today. Perhaps that would be a valid concern if Jesus were dead and buried like all the other religious founders in history. But He's not. Jesus is a historical figure, of course. He was born into the world and lived and was crucified in first century Palestine. But that's not where His story ended—in fact, He has no end.
Jesus is not dead and gone. He is not finished and fossilized. He is alive and active.
Jesus physically rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven after appearing to hundreds of witnesses (see 1 Corinthians 15:3-7), and is now alive forever and ever, seated at the right hand of God the Father. He is actively ruling, interceding for us, preparing a place for God's people, and waiting for the day when His enemies should be made His footstool (see Romans 8:34; Luke 22:69; Colossians 3:1; 1 Peter 3:22; John 14:1-4; Hebrews 8:1-2, 10:12-13).
Jesus is not dead and gone. He is not finished and fossilized. He is alive and active. He calls us to follow Him and offers to dwell in us. That is the miracle that God is willing to perform in every heart that knows its need for His free gift of grace. Because He lives, Jesus is available and accessible to all people. He is not just the Lord and the Savior—He is our Lord and our Savior. He wants to be our personal Savior—He wants a relationship with each of us. He is my Jesus. Is He your Jesus?
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for saving me—for being my Savior. I am in awe of You and Your love and humility displayed in the fact that I can know You, talk to You, and have a relationship with You for eternity. I know You live—may my life reflect this wondrous Truth. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, . . . After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" (Hebrews 1:3).
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