Precious Jesus

Which type of jewelry do you like – the gold and precious stones type or the homemade type? I am sure the vote is mixed. Some of us like the prettiness of store bought jewelry. Some of us like that homemade jewelry always reminds us of the person who gave it.

Now think about God’s gift of Jesus. He is both, isn’t He? He is a costly gift because it is His life that was given for us. He is a precious gift because He came because of the great love God has for us.

1 Peter 1:18 — 19 18 You were not  redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

Peter makes this point about the preciousness of Jesus. He is precious because He is worth so much. He is also precious because He came because God loves us. We all know John 3:16. When we think of the precious character of Christ’s gift to us, that verse clarifies just how precious He is. He is a gift of God’s love. It isn’t just that He gave all for us. He gave all because of the love of God!

So, do we treat Him as precious? When we approach Christmas and Easter, many people begin talking about Jesus. Our culture treats Jesus as important during these celebrations. But that isn’t the main way we show that something is precious to us, is it? When something is truly precious to us, we value it all the time. Do we treat Jesus as the precious treasure that He is? Do we listen to Him as we would someone precious to us? Do our lives tell everyone around us how precious He is to us? If someone was gossiping about you, would the horrible gossip they had to share was that you always seemed to think that Jesus was so very important?  

May we be people who shine for Him. May our understanding of how very precious He is inform our choices and our life. He is precious. Let’s tell the world!

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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2 Responses to Precious Jesus

  1. Kaylin G. Reeves says:

    Thank you for telling this to me. Yes, Jesus is very special to me, but the way of how you posed the question from your point of view really got my gears turning. This is inspiring.

    • Pastor John says:

      Thank you for your thoughts. I am glad it, “got your gears turning”! May God lead you as you treat Jesus as precious in your life.

      Desiring to shine for Jesus,
      Pastor John

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