Jesus is Here

The Bible has three primary themes: Jesus is coming, Jesus is here, and Jesus is coming back. From the book of Matthew through Acts 1:11, we find the second of these three.

Once Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, God’s eternal plan of redemption and spiritual salvation went into action. After generations and centuries of sin and separation from God, “…when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law” (Galatians 4:4).

The four gospel accounts (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) detail Jesus’ time here on earth. We read about His birth, His childhood, and His earthly ministry. We can read of his humanity (Luke 8:23, John 4:6, 11:35), His compassion (Matthew 9:36, 14:14, 15:32, 20:34), and His faithful obedience to the Father (Luke 22:42).

The four gospel accounts prove that Jesus is the Son of God and even God Himself. On two occasions, the Father spoke from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17, 17:5). Throughout His ministry, He continually proved to others that He was much more than a man. When He gave His life on the cross, even the Roman centurion said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54).

The four gospel accounts promise that Jesus will one day come again. In John 14:3, Jesus tells His disciples, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

Not only do the gospel accounts describe Jesus and prove His deity, they also give us an eternal hope that He will one day return to take us home.

Matt Langfield