The Man They Call Jesus

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I wrote this article first on the Yada Magazine website last year. Enjoy

 

I have not done any research (and I do not think I would) but I feel Jesus is the most talked about man of all time. Christians spend their time trying to get the world to believe in him while atheists try to convince anyone who cares to listen that he doesn’t exist and the guy down the street keeps wondering what the fuss is about the guy. Over the years, a lot of research has been done to study the historical Christ. Some findings show that he did exist and these findings support what is said in the Bible while some findings show that the entire Christian religion is a fraud and that said Jesus, did not exist.

I became a Christian in August of 2006 and it did not happen after an altar call. I was raised in a Christian home and I knew all the ropes but I did not believe. I loved the idea of God and his Son but did not really believe in them or their existence. I loved Christian music because it was very positive and inspiring but I just was not fully convinced about who this God was. So after a lot of soul searching,  I decided to follow Jesus. There was no pastor praying for me. It was not after I saw The Passion of The Christ. It was just a decision I decided to make.

Shortly after that, I got into the University and started a new chapter in my life and being a Christian is not a walk in the park: it is a very unpredictable journey that can get very tiring.  My life as I had known it had to change and the transformation process is long and painful. (1Peter1:7)

With that being said, my journey was rough and a struggle. It was as if things were so much easier when I was not a Christian. I could not understand how I am supposed to be serving this Jesus who seems uninterested in my life. In my head, I am like “Dude I am serving you. I have decided to live for you. Can you help me out here?” It was so frustrating and sometimes I would just decide that my old life was better; besides how was I sure if he actually existed.

And then I had my Jesus moment.

I know I just spooked you there so calm your nerves. He did not appear to me in a dream and show me my future. I did not hear a voice; whether a still small voice or the one like thunder. It was completely different.

It was my first year in the University and things were not going as planned. I was at a point where I was so scared and frustrated that I wanted to just runaway. I was depressed and I felt like no one understood what I was going through. So one evening I got up from my bed and decided to take a walk. I had no idea where I was going to go to but I just knew I had to get out of where I was. I had been crying on my bed so I went to the bathroom, washed my face and left the hostel. I decided to take a deserted road because I did not want to see anyone at all. I had not walked for five minutes when I sat down on the curb and started worshipping. I do not know how it started and why I was doing it but it just happened. For 30 minutes, I just kept worshipping and for some odd reason, I felt peace. That peace that they say is like a river and passes all understanding. I felt it at that moment and I literally could feel Him with me. “I am here. I will never leave you or forsake you” was all I could hear. I knew He was there with me. This did not happen in Church. It did not happen at fellowship. I did not want to worship in fact I did not FEEL like talking to God AT ALL but there I was lost in the moment and it was just me and Jesus.

It has been 5 years since that day. I will not say I have been the model Christian since then. There have been times when I even asked myself if I wanted to be a Christian or not. I have questioned many things written in the Bible and I have questioned many practices in Modern Christianity. But do I know if Jesus exists? Yes! Without a doubt, I know He exists. I know He died and I know He rose and I know He is coming back again. That is all I know for sure. I am not sure what happens to children when they die. I am not sure what happens to those who lived a morally good life and were not Christians. I do not know if all dogs go to heaven. I cannot even answer the question “If God is a good God, why do bad things happen?” I may not even be able to ever answer that.

This is what I can do. I can tell you that Jesus exists. I had my Jesus moment and I would encourage you to do the same. Your Jesus moment may not happen in Church. The probability of it even happening in Church is slim. You may get your Jesus moment in prayer, in worship, watching a movie or even having a shower. It is only then you can know beyond any reasonable doubt that he does exist. After long discussions with his friends, C S Lewis had his Jesus moment on a bus ride. He entered the bus an atheist and got off a Christian.

The Man they call Jesus… He EXISTS!!!!

The songwriter says it best in this chorus:

I don’t need another argument, don’t need another plea

It’s enough that Jesus died and that He died for me

I don’t need another argument, don’t need another plea

It’s enough that Jesus died and that He died for me

 

Harry

 

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