This Advent season our thoughts are focused on the coming of Christ Jesus. Often, we think about the images of Bethlehem, the newborn baby, and the assorted animals and people gathered around Jesus in awe. Jesus is so much more. I came across a list of reactions to Jesus in the Scriptures that I consider personally riveting. As you read this, let me gently ask you the same question I asked myself, “What do you think of Jesus?
Just ask the angels about Jesus, and they will tell you,
“A Savior has been born unto you, He is Christ the Lord.”
Ask John the Baptist and he will tell you,
“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”
Ask the demons what they think of Jesus, they will tell you.
“What do you want with us, Son of the most high God?”
Ask Judas what he thinks about Jesus, he will tell you,
“I have betrayed innocent blood.”
Ask the apostle Paul, what do you think about Jesus? He will tell you,
“that nothing compares to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
Ask Pilate what he thinks, he will tell you, “I find no fault in this just man.”
Ask the Roman centurion what he thinks of Jesus, he will tell you.
“Surely this is the Son of God.”
Ask Thomas what he thinks about Jesus, he’ll fall down prostrate before him and cry out,
“My Lord and my God.”
Ask Peter, what do you think about Jesus and he will tell you. “God has made this same Jesus,
whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
Just what do you think of Jesus? This Advent focus on the heart of faith, and invite Jesus to be your Lord, God, Savior, your everything.