Christ is God’s only provision for our sin. Through Him we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our life. Who is Jesus Christ? Why does He have the power to bridge this gap between a holy God and sinful people. Christ miraculous birth, the life He lived, the miracles He performed, the words He spoke, His death on the cross, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, all demonstrate He was no mere man. Jesus is God. Receiving Christ begins by turning away from ourself, repenting of our sins, and turning to God. It involves trusting Christ to come into our life, to forgive our sin, and to make us the person He wants us to be.
Bishop Jordan believes that our life may be pictured in one of two ways. If we are living a self directed life, we can control our interests. This kind of life always results in discord and frustration.Our lives parallel that of a caterpillar crawling in the dust – an ugly, hairy worm. One day this worm weaves a cocoon about its body. From this cocoon emerges a beautiful butterfly. We do not understand fully what has taken place. We realize only that, where once a worm crawled in the dust, now a butterfly soars in the air.
“ If any man speak, as the oracles off God; if any man minister, as of the ability which God giveth: that God an all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” ( 1 Peter 4:11)
So it is in the lives of Christians. Where once we lived on the lowest level as sinful, self centered individuals, now as we trust and obey God, we dwell on the highest plane, experiencing full and abundant lives as children of God. This life begins by receiving Christ into our life as our Savior and Lord.