Seeing the Christ

Have you seen Jesus? Have you seen Him as the Messiah–the Christ? Have you seen Him as the Son of God? Have you seen Him as your Lord? Have you seen Him as your Savior? Would you like to?

Many of us have heard about Jesus for much of our lives. We know many of the stories. We have heard about His miracles. We have heard that He raised the dead. We have heard His parables. We know He was crucified and raised from the dead on the third day.

But have we truly seen Him for who He is? Perhaps the better question is–do we believe He is who He says He is? We can witness something truly amazing and still fail to believe it. We can take for granted the blessings we receive from a loving God. We can be overtaken by the culture around us and explain away the miracles of God.

Doctors can explain a lot about how our bodies function. They can explain how an egg is fertilized and it grows into an embryo, which becomes a newborn baby. Scientists can break down our genetic structure. They can develop cures for some diseases. Surgeons can repair or replace various body parts. But can any one of them heal with the touch of their hand?

Jesus is our ultimate healer. He can heal our emotional struggles. He can fill our emptiness. He can grant us eternal life with Him. We simply need to see Him for who He is, much like the woman at the well. We need to believe Him, just as she did.

I pray we all see Jesus for who He is. I pray we believe His claim. I pray each one of us truly accepts Him as our Lord and our Savior, accepting eternal life with Him. See Jesus for who He is. Believe Jesus is who He says He is. Accept Him fully. Accept Him as both Lord and Savior.

John 4:25-26 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is come” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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