The world views Jesus through us
Jesus and God created the earth. That is so. Look at the majestic mountains. Look at the tiny flowers. Look at the roaring waters of the ocean. Listen to the strong winds blowing in the Cape, as if they could pierce through everything.
There must be a God.
Look at mankind, how beautifully we have been created. Talk to the doctors still discovering so many things about people, not understanding everything, because the Creator thereof is simply too huge, too high, too magnificent.
Yes, the Creator leaves an enormous impression on everyone who knows Him.
Jesus is real. Jesus really exists. 4All the while God was validating it with gifts through the Holy Spirit, all sorts of signs and miracles, as he saw fit.
Lame people could walk. Blind people could see again. Demons were driven from people into pigs and chased over a cliff. Leprous’ rough scabs were washed away with water. Sinners’ heaps of sin were washed away with blood.
God coloured the spectacular display of his Son walking on earth with one miracle after the other. When God and Jesus come to earth, things happened that no human being has seen before.
However, God’s stories about his Son do not end here. They sent their Spirit to tell the story with them. The Holy Spirit keeps on telling the true story of Jesus here on earth. He does it in a very special way.
He does it via the special gifts that God gives each of us according to his will. God talks about Jesus. Jesus talks about Jesus. The Holy Spirit talks about Jesus. And now each of us must listen well.
4All the while God was validating it with gifts through the Holy Spirit, all sorts of signs and miracles, as he saw fit.
People also talk about Jesus. How do they do it? Through the gifts that we received from God as He intended. The world out there needs God so much, but they have grown deaf to the voices of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They cannot believe, because Jesus is not real and true to them.
But people do still hear the language of love today. People cannot stay deaf when someone comes to them in love. When we who are children of God make our love true through our gifts, they see that we are different. They see the real Jesus.
This is a difficult assignment and I almost feel as if I won’t make it. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit is there to help us use the talents we’ve received. If we do that, the world will also see the real Jesus.
Let’s do that.
What gifts do you have?
Do you believe Jesus is real?
Can others see Him in you?
Yes, Jesus! I believe You are real. I believe you have walked on earth. I believe that You died on the cross for every human sinner like me. I believe my sins have been forgiven. I know the world can see You in the way that I live my gifts in the world. Please let it be so. Amen.