He is eternal and knowable. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, who is and who was and who is to come. All things were made through Him, and in Him all things find their purpose. He is the bread of life, the light of the world, the way, the truth, the resurrection, and the life.
He is the Lion and He is the Lamb. He came to rescue captives who could not save themselves. The God of the universe wrapped Himself in flesh to live among us, suffer like us, and die for us. He healed the sick, raised the dead, touched lepers, and dined with prostitutes and tax collectors. He sought out the broken in their misery and need, not because they deserved it, but because of His mercy. He has done the same for us.
He is crowned with glory. He suffered death, was buried, and was raised to life with all authority so that we might become God’s children. We, who were once His enemies, now call Him friend. We, who were once slaves to our own desires, living in malice and envy, now find rest in His presence. We, who were once scattered, lonely, hateful enemies now gather as family. He has given us freedom, a hope, a song to sing, and good news to share.
He is Jesus. He offers rest to the weary, peace to the afflicted, and hope to the hopeless.
He offers the same to you.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:4-9 ESV)
The entire Bible tells one story that points to Jesus. He has come to save people and to redeem the world.
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