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HomeWord - September 10, 2012

  • 2012 Sep 10
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 The Uniqueness of Christ

This devotional was written by Jim Burns

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” —John 14:6

No person who has ever walked this earth even comes close in comparison with Jesus Christ. He is unique. He is incomparable. He is our Lord. Here is what one unknown person wrote about Him decades ago:

More than 1900 years ago there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. This man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did He cross the boundary of the country in which He lied; that was during His exile in childhood. He possessed neither wealth nor influence. His relatives were inconspicuous and had neither training nor formal education.

In infancy He startled a King; in childhood He puzzled doctors; in manhood he ruled the course of nature; walked upon the billows as if pavement and hushed the sea to sleep. He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His service.

He never wrote a book, yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him. He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all songwriters combined. He never founded a college, but all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students. He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a solider, nor fired a gun; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under His orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot fired. He never practiced medicine, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.

Every seventh day the wheels of commerce cease their turning as multitudes wend their way to worshipping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him. The names of the past proud statesmen of Greece and Rome have come and gone, but the name of this Man abounds more and more. Though time has spread 1900 years between the people of this generation and the scene of His crucifixion, yet He still lives. Herod could not destroy Him, and the grave could not hold Him.

He stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints, and feared by devils as the living, personal Christ, our Lord and Savior.

GOING DEEPER:

1. What does John 14:6 tell us about Jesus Christ?

2. What four gifts can a relationship with Jesus Christ offer you?

FURTHER READING:

 John 1:4 ;  John 10:9 ;  John 11:25

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