To them God has chosen to make know among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. -(Colossians 1:27 NKJV)
I was 16 years old when I was born again. Up until that time, I knew about Jesus, but I didn’t know I could have Jesus. That year, I went to a Methodist youth camp where they told us we could be born-again, we could have Jesus on the inside of us: Christ in you, the hope of glory!
I prayed, repented of my sins, invited Him to come into my heart and to be the Lord of my life. And let me tell you, from the age of 16 until now, He’s never left me, never forsaken me, and I love Him. He’s real! He’s real in my life every day.
So, I began to read the Word, and I found that Jesus is in every book of the Bible. That put such a passion in me to get everyone hooked on the whole book. To see Him in Genesis. To see Him in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Because often we say, “Jesus isn’t in the Old Testament.” Or, “Who is Jesus in the Old Testament?” But did you know that a lot of the New Testament is quoted from the Old? How can you understand the New Testament if you don’t ready the Old? He is in every book!
I just want to share Jesus; I want to share Who He is in you and how the whole Bible is about Who Jesus is. But He’s not just the Word for us to read about and know about, He’s the Word to be made flesh in us and through us. Because when you receive Him into your heart, it’s totally transformational.
Father, open my heart to hear from You and what You would say to me. Make Jesus flesh in and through me. Help me see Jesus every day. Amen!