Quiet Time with Jesus – Who Is JESUS?

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Someone gave me a book ‘At The Name Of JESUS’ written by Sarah Hornsby.

An excerpt from the book:

Jesus is our habitation. We live in Him.

Jesus is our hiding place. His resurrected body has become the only secure place in the world.

Jesus is holy. He is perfect and pure in body, soul and spirit.

Jesus is a hammer. He is the Word which pounds repeatedly at the hard places in our lives so that we will be shaped and made useful for building God’s living temple.

Jesus is heartbroken. On Him was placed all our sin, sickness and grief.

Jesus is our husband. He gave His life for us, overcame death, woos us, and is coming for us that we might share His love forever.

Jesus is humble. Although He had all power and prestige available to Him, Jesus left that to become a fragile, vulnerable child of oppressed people.

Jesus is our head. He is the leading member of the family of God, the authority to which every Christian bows.

Jesus is the hidden wisdom of God. When we get to know Jesus, there are no secrets God withholds from us.

Jesus is our healer. His compassion restores our bodies, minds, and spirits into wholeness.

Jesus is our hope. In Him, we have unshakable confidence that God will fulfil all His promises to us who believe.

Jesus is our helper. He works alongside us.

Jesus is God’s hand. Through Jesus, God acts to make Himself and His ways known.

Jesus is the hope of glory. Jesus in us is our only hope of glory.

Jesus is human. Though Jesus is fully God, He was and is completely a man. He had to learn obedience and train His will to do God’s will.

The word ‘REVERENCE’ came to mind and I wrote in my personal journal:

Reverence is the lamp and light for my life; Reverence is the map and compass for my journey; Reverence is awareness of His presence, His rod and staff; Reverence is knowing that He is pure and holy and He loves me; Reverence is ‘Fear of the LORD’.

Isaiah prophesied:

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the FEAR OF THE LORD – and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
— Isaiah 11:1-3a
Let us fix our thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
— Hebrews 3:1

Grace be with us all. Amen.

Lam Yee Ling