THE STORY OF JESUS: John 20:24-31
“That you may believe… that you may have life in his name!” (John 20:31)
John had many stories he could have shared about Jesus.
Matthew, Mark and Luke agree on many stories, even if some details differ.
But John selects different stories, one’s that he thinks will help people believe.
To believe that Jesus is the messiah, God’s promised rescuer for humanity.
God had promised this rescuer from the beginning (Genesis 3:15).
But after so many centuries and disappointments, many had given up hope.
It is understandable how Thomas could be skeptical, after Jesus’ crucifixion.
But even ‘doubting Thomas’ believed when He saw Jesus.
I am drawn to Jesus, like no other figure in history.
He inspires me, He gives me a vision of life that appeals to me!
If He is not the messiah, then there is no more hope for life at all.
If the Jesus Life is not real, then no other life matters.
I not only believe in Jesus, I WANT TO BELIEVE in Him, because His life is good.
Read the Jesus stories; they will give you hope and life like no one else can.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I love the vision of life You represent. I want this life for myself, and you are offering it to me.