Does appreciating Jesus add relevance to your life? Its an important question to consider. Bob Cummings, in his recent blog, “Is Jesus Relevant Today,” shares how an understanding of Christ Jesus’ promises brought immediate physical healing. Bob’s article was first published in Press & Guide on December 20, 2016
Webster’s Dictionary defines “relevant” as “having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand.”
Some people find Christ Jesus relevant today while others might not. Perhaps some are seeking more evidence of that relevance.
Dr. Luis Palau, a native of Argentina who has spent time in Detroit and Grand Rapids, addressed this issue as keynote speaker at the Michigan Prayer Breakfast in Lansing last May. He shared seven areas in which he feels Christ Jesus’ teaching is relevant today, including family stability and peace in the community.
Asking questions of ourselves can help us probe our hearts to learn what is relevant to us. Palau said, “Get in the closet and look at your own heart.”
Recently, I’ve been doing this. I’ve pondered Christ Jesus and his teaching and healing ministry in more depth and have concluded he is very relevant in my life today.
For example, practicing Jesus’ command to love one another makes me conscious of being more kind and caring and seeing the same in others.
Jesus’ unique virgin birth, celebrated at Christmas, tells me we are all children of God, which helps me feel loved, protected, and cared for by God.
Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection show me that all things really are possible with God, that life is God-given and eternal, and that man is saved through Christ – and not just from sin, but also from suffering of every kind.