How come the whole world knows his name?
About 2000 years ago, a baby was born. Well, a lot of babies were born. But only one of them was THE baby. No one, these days, would even know who he was, if he was just another baby. And yet, the whole world knows his name. At least in one form or another. Matter of fact, even our calendar pays respects to his life. So, what in the world did he do that made him so famous?
The whole world knows his name and most still hate or ignore him.
Before I reveal who it is, I’ll tell you he was the most original and creative inventor who ever lived. Or ever will live.
“Oh yeah,” you say. “What did he invent?”
Well, look in the mirror. Or take a selfie and look at that. Yeah, that’s right. He invented you. And you might be amazed at how many people respond to that claim by saying his name. Of course, it’s just a vain exclamation. And they don’t realize the depth of importance when they say it. But say it they often do.
“Oh, Jesus Christ.”
Yeah. That’s Him. The greatest, most original, incredible, and loving inventor who ever lived. Because He spoke and breathed His creations into existence. Try doing that with your brilliant ideas. Bet you can’t do it. The most you and I can do is manifest our ideas into existence using materials that already exist. And that’s awesome. A beautiful thing to witness. But it’s not even worthy to be compared to speaking and breathing material objects into existence.
And most of the world hates Him because they’re not Him.
I hope you’re not like most of the world. But since I don’t know who might be reading this (or listening to the podcast of it) I’ll give you benefit of my doubt. And that benefit is to point you to Him. And to let you know that whether you believe and trust in Him or not, you WILL see Him one day. Because your body isn’t eternal. (not even if you spend hours at the gym every week) And if you want to get a new body and live forever in a place that beats anything this old planet has, you’ve got a serious decision to make.
But don’t take my word for it. What do I know? I’m just a boomer with an axe to grind. Right? Or…maybe I care about your soul even more than you do. And I know life has Rhyme and Reason because God made you.