“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”- I don’t have the answers to all of life’s questions, I don’t pretend to know everything, and I’m not a religious expert or a politician, But there is one thing I know for sure…the importance of Love and the human heart. I know this because I was taught by the greatest LOVE teacher of all time.
Who is Jesus?
One Solitary Life
He was born in an obscure village, the son of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he was a wandering preacher.
He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family of his own or owned a house. He didn’t go to college. He never visited a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things usually associates with greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.
He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies and went through a mockery of a trial. He was executed by the state. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that One Solitary Life. – This essay was adapted from a sermon by Dr James Allan Francis in “The Real Jesus and Other Sermons” © 1926
What did Jesus say?
The words of Jesus Christ are life changing and timeless. When Jesus spoke, lives were transformed and the trajectory of life forever altered. His words have remarkable power. Whether you are just beginning to seek Jesus or have been a believer for years, His Words can always speak new truths into your life!
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you.”
“So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Thank you Jesus. I’m so grateful and thankful for the love and compassion you fill me with, for my dreams and imagination, for restoring my health, for surrounding me with the love and kindness of so many wonderful people, for my connection with the universe and humanity, for the beautiful animal kingdom, for clearing the path, opening the doors and setting me apart with distinction. I’m blown away, overwhelmed, and overflowing with gratitude for the grace you allow me to walk in. My connection to God…the creator of the universe is through you and because of you. Thank you from my heart.
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