Lenten Reflection #1: Jesus Was

Lenten Reflection #1: Jesus Was March 5, 2014

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1–2, HCSB)

 In the beginning, Jesus was. God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, existed eternally together in perfect community and harmony. The eternality of Jesus is an essential part of the life of Jesus. Ash Wednesday represents the fact that people need to repent from sin. This sin which separates us from God needed Someone who could redeem us from the consequences of sin. Jesus left eternity to show us how to live life, and to redeem us from our sin problem. His eternal nature allows Him to offer eternal life to sinful people.

Jesus could offer eternal life because He was eternal in nature. He knew how eternal life looked like. He also had the power to grant eternal life to people who would follow Him.

““For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, HCSB)

“Anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day,” (John 6:54, HCSB) 

Jesus’ eternal nature secures our future. So as Christians, while we spend time reflecting on the life of Jesus and how much we need Him, let’s also remember the power He has because He is eternal.

 

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