(Good News – Part 5)
By Lauren M.
“There is none like You, O LORD…” (Jer. 10:6, ESV)
Jesus didn’t seem to mind if people approached Him when they needed something. He knew and understood that human beings have physical, emotional and spiritual needs. That’s why He fed the hungry, healed the sick, spent time with those who were searching for the truth… and died and rose again to give forgiveness and eternal life to sinners (John 3:16). But Jesus is not good news only because He meets our needs but simply because He is who He is.
Jesus was beautiful even before time began, even before humans came into being. He was beautiful in the beginning, when the blazing stars and spinning galaxies and amazing worlds were made through Him (John 1:1-3).
Jesus was beautiful when He came to earth. He was beautiful, not just when He was performing miracles or when He was nailed to the cross for our sake, but during every single day of those 33 years that He had to put up with heat and cold, hunger and thirst, dust and flies, long lines and traffic, gossiping neighbors and malicious enemies.
Jesus is beautiful now that He is seated at the right hand of His Father (Col. 3:1). He is beautiful now that He is making intercession for His people whom He loves (Rom. 8:34) and preparing their future home for them in anticipation of their arrival in heaven (John 14:2).
Jesus will continue be beautiful in the future when His glory is finally revealed and when He makes all things new (Rev. 21:5). He will continue to be beautiful when every knee in heaven, on earth and under the earth bows at the mention of His Name (Phil. 2:10).
And maybe we will begin to really understand just how beautiful He is when we finally see Him face to face.
Our feelings about Jesus and the good news may change, but Jesus was, is and always will be the best news in the universe and beyond.