Monday, December 10, 2007

take the journey ...

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved. --John Knox

Fundamentally, our Lord's message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread." He did not come merely to shed light; He said, "I am the light." He did not come merely to show the door; He said, "I am the door." He did not come merely to name a shepherd; He said, "I am the shepherd." He did not come merely to point the way; He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." --J. Sidlow Baxter


Mari said...

Very good post - thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

That couldn't be any clearer, great post.

Mimi said...

beautiful post!!!

Daughter of the King said...

Great post.

Terry said...

It IS a beautiful post Saija!
Just to think that He was all of this for us and yet He was not rich in material things.

Luke 20:24
Shew me a penny.

Thanks Saija for all of your visits to my blog...Love Terry

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
Isn't it hallelujah time, to think what Christ really is to us.
It sure makes me overwhelmed.
Don't you miss those posters on the great sports gatherings just saying John 3:18

For the rest of advent:
John 3:
16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Joy to the world.
From Felisol

Saija said...

mari ... i love to find quotes on Jesus ... :o)

nancy ... aren't they just a blessing to read?

mimi ... Jesus makes it so, doesn't He!

Deby ... amen, indeed!

Terry ... and thank you for your encouraging comments along the way!

felisol ... it will be wonderful to be singing HIS praises with the throng of the saved!