As Christians, we are already very familiar about the ABCs of Christianity, like how Jesus came to earth to save us. We can go and speak and share the gospel to other people and praise Jesus on everything that he has done for us. From the miracles he performed to the 7 last words he spoke when he was hung on the cross and that glorious moment He was raised from death and ascended to heaven.
But there’s so much that we need to know about Jesus. Here are 3 truths about His time here on earth that we Christians often overlook.
1. Jesus wept for you.
Isaiah 53:3New Living Translation (NLT)
“He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down.”
The prophet Isaiah foretold and described the emotional pain Jesus went through. A man of sorrows is how the prophet Isaiah puts it. Jesus wept and was bearing the pain of the world. Our pain. HE WAS A MAN when he went through all of this, so imagine His turmoil.
2. Jesus went through the worse temptation you could ever imagine.
C.S. Lewis puts it this way, “Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. . . . A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it.”
He resisted temptation until the devil fled from him. The devil knew he has no power over Jesus.
3. Jesus did not only go through an excruciating death but He also underwent wrenching trouble, stress and fear.
Jesus went to pray in the garden of Gethsemane when He told Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” (see Matthew 26:38) He always knew what was about to happen to Him. . But it was different when his appointed time to be crucified has arrived. Jesus had human emotions even if he was 100% divine. The account of Mark 14:35-36 it stated it this way.
35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
It was picture a man in fear and desperation. He basically begged the Father to spare him. He did not want to die. This is contrary to the common misconception that Jesus was on a suicide mission. No, He did not want to die but he wanted to do the will of The Father.
Jesus did not just stride and lived a well life here on earth. He did the will of the Father to offer redemption and salvation to everyone of us. Isn’t that amazing?
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