I’ve often heard people ask, “Where was Jesus when…?” You are welcome to insert whatever tragic circumstance has brought disorder to your life. I’ve done it myself. Years later, I even asked Him to show me where He was. He answered by showing me a picture of the events as they unfolded. Where was He? Right there in the midst of the chaos with His arms lovingly surrounding me, restoring order to my broken world.
Where was Jesus when five thousand men, their wives and children gathered on a hillside? Some had traveled great distances to hear Jesus speak. They were road weary and hungry, and Jesus was right there in the midst of them meeting their physical needs before He spoke to them of spiritual issues.
Where was Jesus when a man whose demons had driven him mad, was forced to live chained and naked outside the city? He was there in the filth and depravity, casting out the demons and giving the man his life back.
Where was Jesus when a woman whose life was in disarray because of her less than holy lifestyle found herself at the well in the center of town, thirsty and outcast? He was there offering her a drink of living water that would quench her thirst forever.
Where was Jesus when the crowds gathered in Jerusalem for the Passover layed their cloaks and palm branches on the road and shouted “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”? He was in the middle of the road riding on a donkey, making Himself vulnerable to the crowd who would soon yell, “CRUCIFY HIM!”
Where was Jesus on His last night on earth? He was eating supper with His disciples, even sharing a bowl with the one who would betray Him. He gave Judas one last chance to fess up and do the right thing.
Where was Jesus when the soldiers came to arrest Him and bound Him in chains? He was in the middle of the garden where He often prayed. He was not hiding somewhere hoping to evade capture, but went willingly, as a Lamb to slaughter.
Where was Jesus when He was hanging on a cross at the top of a lonely hill called Golgotha? Again, He was found in the middle of the chaos, flanked on either side by a real criminal. They both got another chance to confess Jesus as Lord. One accepted the gift Jesus offered, one didn’t. One moved from life to eternal paradise that day. One moved from life to death to an eternal Hell.
Where is Jesus today? He is right in the middle of your life. He knows the strife in your days and He knows the joys. He wants to meet your every need. Are you tired, hungry, naked, bound by demons, needing a second change? He sacrificed His blood for you and for me as He hung on the cross. He paid the price and took on the full wrath of God for our sins. After we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, when God looks at us, He sees the blood of Christ covering us, not our filthy sins.
Where is Jesus today? He is standing at the door of your heart knocking. Will you receive Him and the free gift of eternal life He wants you to have?
I’m going out with joy today claiming all Jesus has for me-
P.S. If you want to receive Christ into your life and don’t know how to do it, it’s as easy as A-B-C.
The A B C's of Salvation
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent (turn away from) of your sin.
Romans 3 : 23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."
Trust that Jesus is God's Son and that God sent Jesus to save people from their sins.
John 3 : 16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Give your life to Jesus. Ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.
Romans 10 : 9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."