Who is Jesus?
It is important we understand who Jesus is, and how this relates to our decision to follow Him. The actions of Jesus throughout the Gospels show His identity of being both human and divine.
Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15). God clothed in human flesh, limited in time and space. From the beginning of Adam and Eve, when sin first entered the world, God promised He would send a Son, the Saviour who would crush the head of the enemy, Satan. Jesus came to save us from our sin, to give us hope and a new life (Matthew 1:21).
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 ESV
Jesus loves you!
We are designed to be in relationship, to crave love, to have belonging and purpose. Often our lives are spent seeking to obtain things, friends, status, and rewards, searching for answers to the meaning of life. Until we recognize that Jesus is the only one who will fully satisfy the deepest longing of our souls, we often wear ourselves out chasing expectations of the world around us. Without Jesus, our souls are vacant and empty. Only He can bring our hearts the peace we long for.