Do people focus too much on what Jesus does for them and not what He does for mankind?


From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I hear many people talk about a relationship with Jesus Christ and what He’s done for them, but seldom do I hear them emphasize what He has really done for all of mankind — it’s more that He will give them what they want. This is troublesome. – T.S.

A: Christ is bigger than life! He breathed life into the first man, Adam, and He gives life to every human being. He is so much bigger than life that He speaks it into existence. “He gives to all life, breath, and all things” (Acts 17:25, NKJV). “You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven … the seas and all that is in them, and You preserve them all” (Nehemiah 9:6, NKJV).

Jesus came to bring the gift of His great salvation, granting eternal life to those who will repent of their sins, humble themselves, and walk in obedience according to His holy Word. Jesus came from Heaven and confined Himself to lowly Earth in order that He might communicate His love for mankind and ultimately sacrifice His own life for us. He was so poor He said of Himself that He had nowhere to lay His head. He rode on another man’s beast. He was buried in another man’s grave. He never wrote a book. Yet all the words that have been written about Him would fill a thousand Congressional libraries. His teachings have endured for more than 2,000 years. He never studied medicine but He healed those who sought the touch of the Master’s hand.

Each person will one day stand before this mighty King. Do not turn away from Him. Do not excuse the still small voice within that is perhaps speaking your name. Put your burdens, doubts, and even unbelief at the feet of the Savior and receive His mercy and grace without delay.



(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

©2024 Billy Graham Literary Trust. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.





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