I like Jesus because…

jesus-thorncrown.JPGI like Jesus because He was a liberator. His words inspire me. Listen:

Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free … So, if the Son sets you free, you will be truly free (John 8:32, 36).

The Nazarene knew that his mission was freedom. He read about it in Isaiah 61:1-3. Proclaimed it to His neighbors in Luke 4:18-19 and demonstrated it when he healed the sick and raised the dead.

Look around. There  is  bondage everywhere. The examples all cry for a liberator and a deliverer. Human trafficking, drug addiction, children who die on the streets, prisons filled with prisoners — some guilty, some innocent, hospitals filled with the sick and dying, We walk among slaves searching for freedom in their authentic selves, endless amusement or in fifty —  no, one-hundred and fifty —  shades of gray.

And I see no liberator. No candidate. No movement. No army. When I think about a liberator I have to go back 2000 years to the One who said He had come to set us free. I only see the Man who declared Himself to be the Truth. I trust Him for freedom in life and in death.  He was a deliverer then and He is now. That’s why I like Jesus.

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