“Who is Jesus to you?” The question of who Jesus is, without a doubt, is one of the most important questions ever to be asked. And who Jesus is personally to us, is a question that cuts through everything – sick kids, stressed lives, mental fog, complacency, self-focus, and pain. ‘Who is Jesus to you’ is a question that invites vulnerability and realness as it cuts to the core of what is really important. It cuts straight to reality – what really is.
Who Jesus is to us in the moment we answer that question, says more about us, what we are going through, and our spiritual state than hours of conversation could reveal.
Tozer, in The Pursuit of God states:
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
Who Jesus is to us – to me and to you – reveals the basis of truth in our lives. It IS the most important thing about us.
Answering the question of who Jesus is to us, forces us to either:
– Refocus and remember who He is (and that becomes a comfort in our present circumstances).
– Rejoice and spread the joy of where we are seeing Him move in our lives, and praise Him for who He is.
It’s a question you can’t go wrong with, and it breeds growth and community. As we grow in our understanding, knowledge, and love of God, who Jesus is to us will change with the season we are in. Sharing Jesus in us, cannot fail to encourage anyone hearing or responding to the question.
Tonight, after several weeks of not talking to my close friend Trina (who blogs over at trinaholden.com), I shot off a quick text to her asking her this question.
Katie: “In one word, who is Jesus to you right now?” Trina: “Jesus is enough . . . Though Seth vomiting at dinner means I won’t get to go to church tomorrow. His grace covers even this”.
Her response not only reminded her of the Lord’s grace amidst vomit, it encouraged me to remember that Jesus was and is enough for things I’m dealing with too.
So friends. Pause. Today, right now.
Who is Jesus to you?
In this moment, when you hear His name, what is the first thing you think of about Him? Let that truth* penetrate your heart and the knowledge of it anchor your day.
Right now? Jesus is a Protective Warrior to me.
Who is He to you? I’d love to know and be encouraged by it. I would be honored if you shared it with me in the comments.
*The truth in the answer to the question “who is Jesus to you?” has not always been pretty in my life. It’s ok, if it’s not in yours right now either. There has never been a more wonderful time than now to repentant and thank Him for revealing Himself to you.