Searching for the Reality of Jesus

We’ve seen the puzzles titled "Where’s Waldo?" or the pattern of identical sheep that asks us to find the one that’s different. Sometimes it’s a page of words, and we’re asked to locate the one that is misspelled.

Or a treasure quest, or maybe a scavenger hunt, where you need all the pieces to answer the riddle and win the prize.

Historians are still trying to prove the details of Jesus’ life. Was he here, was he there … maybe was he anywhere?

Where’s Jesus? Can you find him in the history of the world? Here, there, or anywhere?

Or is his story spun out of floss, pretty in the presentation but empty of substance?

Jeremiah 29:13 says:

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Here’s what this verse is telling us: The history books matter less than the spiritual connection we make with our Lord.

This doesn’t discount history, because when we find physical evidence of Jesus in the records of antiquity, that adds credibility to the Christian narrative. However, finding Jesus isn’t a “Where’s Waldo?” type of thing.

Finding Jesus is about a connection of the heart, about salvation, about changing lives for the better.

So, get into the Word. Search out the spiritual reality that is our Lord. Make a connection with him. Your life will never be the same.

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Excerpt of the Day

Man might run from God, but the true believer can stand tall in the presence of the everlasting Lord.

From The Sky Ran Away with the Earth,  Posted 11 May 2015