April 5, 2013
Jesus Reflection Essay
During the past few weeks I have begun a journey to learn more about Jesus and the Christianity Worldview. I have read many bible versus, watched the Jesus Film and read my book to get more information and familiarity with Jesus. I have come to know about the life and times of Jesus and I have learned how Jesus fits into my life from my career path, to my family, to me as a person. In the next few pages I will discuss what I've learned and how I feel now after learning more about Jesus.
As I began to read about the Messianic Prophecies I found it very interesting how they were very accurate. In Isaiah 9:1 he spoke of “in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations” which today we know that this is where Jesus came from. Later on in Isaiah 9:7 it goes on to say that “Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign...from that time on and forever.” I assume that at that time this prophecy was literally as in Jesus would really be here forever physically to reign. No one at that time could have imagined that his reign would pertain mostly to the Holy Spirit versus his physical form here on earth. Isaiah 42:6 even says “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,”. Here God goes on to foreshadow that Jesus will not only be king of the Jews but of the gentiles and all who believe in him. Maybe the most powerful and heart wrenching prophesies or all were contained in Isaiah 53. This is where Isaiah would write of Jesus' crucifixion and how God “will give him a portion among the great,”. Jesus is described as being an ordinary man and nothing special so to speak. It tells how he will be despised and rejected by mankind. It tells of the suffering that he will endure and that he will do it all for us. Jesus was crucified for performing...