The world was expecting a savior, a messenger and deliverer from God who would set all things right. When Jesus arrived on the scene He wasn’t at all what they were expecting. He didn’t talk, teach, or act like they thought He should if He were to accomplish what they wanted Him to accomplish. To this day the life and teachings of Jesus seem to raise more questions than they answer.
Jesus was fully
committed to honoring the Father and to carrying out the mission He had
been given. He can only be understood within this context. Before He
stepped down from heaven and became a part of His creation as a human
being He knew the cost of freedom. He had determined that if the price
had to be paid He would pay it Himself.
Jesus life and entire
focus were driven by His devotion and His mission. He intended to carry
out the will of the Father and absolutely nothing would stand in His
way, not even His own life. He put the mission first, He would not
accept defeat and He would not quit. God’s desire was that no one would
be left behind, so Jesus came to make a way for us.
endured hardship, exhaustion, betrayal, and indescribable emotional and
physical pain. He, more than anyone, knows the suffering of a warrior.
word “gospel” means good news. The good news is that Jesus succeeded in
His mission. The door of heaven has been opened for us.
May God bless you!