Reflecting Upon The Divine Nature Of Jesus Christ
I want to reflect upon the Divine Nature of Christ. As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ is not just a historical figure or a wise teacher. He is God Himself, Who came down to Earth. He is the ultimate proof of God’s love for us.
In the Bible, in John 1:1, it says that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This Word is none other than Jesus Christ. He is the eternal Son of God, who was always there with the Father even before the beginning of time. When He came to Earth, He did not give up His divinity. He remained fully God and fully human. This is known as the hypostatic union.
Jesus Christ displayed many miracles and supernatural deeds that only God could have performed. He intervened in situations beyond human power and conducted miracles that would leave people in awe. He raised the dead, healed the sick, and calmed the raging sea. People all over Jerusalem heard about His works and preaching, including the religious rulers.
Moreover, Jesus’ teachings and life demonstrated that He is more than just a man. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, which He proved through His authority, His actions, and His words. He said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). In Matthew 16:16, when Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responded, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”
Another passage that explains Christ's divine nature can be found in Colossians 1:15-20, which describes Jesus as “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” This means that He is the exact representation of God, and all things were created through Him, for Him, and are held together in Him.
When Jesus was crucified, it was through this act of love that man can be saved. His death and resurrection completed His work on Earth, fulfilling God's plan to reconcile humanity back to Himself. Jesus’ divine nature allows us to be saved and receive eternal life through Him, for He is the only one who has defeated sin and death.
Therefore, let us take a moment to reflect upon the Divine Nature of Christ. Knowing that God Himself was present in our midst, and sacrificed Himself for our salvation, should give us all the more reason to cling to Him and live our lives for His glory.
May we continue to seek Christ and His divinity in all that we do, and may we grow in our love and devotion to Him each day.