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, the firstborn over all creation. (Colossians 1:15)
The human nature of Jesus is 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).
The divine nature of Jesus gives us strength and confidence in how we relate to God. He is all powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere at the same time. All authority belongs to Jesus both in heaven and in earth. After Jesus ascended in to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to overcome sin. The presence of Jesus is all around us. All we have to do is call His name, turn to Him, acknowledge He is there, and He will answer.
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
Acts 4:12 NKJV
There is power in the name of Jesus. He is the name above all names, and His miracle-working power continues to blow our minds. Yet, He is also human, the personal friend who knows what we are going through and cares about us. The Bible also calls Him "Emmanuel" God with us.