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How old is Jesus?
During a past Christmas season, I visited our Children’s Church ministry. It was all fun and games until the director surprised me by saying to the children, “Feel free to ask the pastor any question you wish about Christmas.” Most of the questions were fairly simple like, “Did Santa really bow at the manger?” But then, a boy asked, “How old is Jesus?”
That boy could not have possibly known the incredible mystery that surrounds that very question. Theologians have always puzzled over the age of Divinity. Is there a way to measure eternity and infinity? Can the human mind grasp the reality that God has always existed? How can I explain this to elementary children in 30 seconds?
For those brief moments of Children’s Church, the major truth to communicate to these young hearts was that Jesus existed before Christmas. The little baby that we see in Nativity scene, was Christ as He took on human flesh. He came to earth to give His life for us and to provide Salvation for our souls. Jesus loves us, and love is the driving force of Christmas.
But the question remains, how old is Jesus? Since we know that He existed before Christmas, when did His life begin? We see Jesus in the Old Testament as He interacts with humans. Hagar encountered Jesus in Genesis 21:17. She was an outcast and had no future. Wandering in the desert, Hagar had every right to feel abandoned by God. But, just as everything seemed hopeless, Jesus appeared and brought strength for the day and hope for her future.
Gideon was confronted by Jesus under an oak tree in Judge 6:11. And the three Hebrew children walked with Jesus in the fire of Daniel 3:25. Balaam faced Jesus in Numbers 22:22-45, and David interacted with Jesus in 1 Chronicles 21:12-30. These are but a few of the sightings of Jesus in the Old Testament. But did Jesus exist before Creation? Yes!
In His priestly prayer, Jesus, refers to His existence before the world was created (John 17:5). And in John 1:3 we read, “All things were made by [Christ]: and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
And there is another amazing revelation in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus is the Word of God. A word is first a thought in the mind before it is formed with the lips and spoken. Therefore, before anything was created or even conceived, Jesus was formed in the Mind of God. They have both always existed as One, yet each is distinct.
How old is Jesus? He is eternal. He has always been and will always be. Amen.
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Friday - January 24, 2020
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1 John 4:17-21- And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.
Prayer: Dear Lord - The scripture requires me to love those that are unlovable. Help me to think, act, and live with the love of Christ for everyone. In the name of Jesus I pray.
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Dave Rose has served as a Pastor for over 40 years in Wisconsin and Texas, and is an ordained minister. He is available to serve as a pulpit guest, Bible teacher, wedding or funeral officiant, or hospital visitor. He is also active in reconciliation ministries. If you need to speak with a pastor, please contact me for prayer and encouragement.
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Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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We started this ministry with you in mind. Recent reports state that many Christians no longer attend a church. They have been offended, or have to work, or they cannot physically leave their home, and so they stay at home.
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Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 ESV
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So often in his writings, the Apostle Paul referred joyfully to the Coming of Christ. Consider 2 Timothy 1:18 KJV – “The Lord grant unto [Onesiphorus] that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.”
Here, Paul is providing a blessing for his dear friend Onesiphorus. This friend stood with Paul in the struggles of life, and was often by his side to refresh and nurture him in difficult times. It is Paul’s prayer that Onesiphorus will reap the rewards of Glory on “that Day.” Do you know what “that Day” is? Are you prepared for “that Day?”
“That Day” is frequently mentioned in Scripture, and will impact every person that has ever lived. It is described by many different names, including “the Day of Judgment,” “the Day of the Lord,” “the Last Day,” “the Day of Wrath,” and “the Day in which God will judge the world.”
For the Christian, “that Day” will be one of overwhelming glory. On the other hand, those who have rejected Christ, will suffer eternal loss. You make the choice now for “that Day.”
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