In today’s business world, we often think of resumes declaring our worthiness to be hired. The Word of God gives us the greatness of Jesus in descriptive terms now and forevermore. These titles of Jesus will never change. He is the beloved Son of God, the Bread of Life, the Chief Shepherd, the Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, the Author and The Finisher of our Faith. These are just the only six of the descriptions of Jesus written in God’s Word.
Who is this Jesus to me? Who is Jesus to you? When I consider His Great Love as He paid for my sins on the cross, I am overwhelmed with joy at His great gift. How easily we turn our backs on the truth. We forget our purpose on earth, why we were created. We are consumed by the world’s goal of seeking our potential without Jesus. We often do not understand we were created to praise and glorify our Jesus with our lives each day.
The ‘here and now’ will pass away. This life is simply a journey, preparing us for the glory of eternity with God and His Son Jesus, living holy and forgiven lives in the process of this journey.
The life of Jesus did not begin in the manger as a babe, in Bethlehem (Luke 2). John 1:1-4 declares - In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.
Since I can remember, I learned verses and songs about the love of Jesus, and how God sent Him to earth in the form of a baby. God and Jesus knew the purpose of His coming. Jesus would be reviled and die on the cross in payment for our sins. Yet Jesus came. Why? There is not greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends…John 15:13. Jesus is our friend. He made a way for us to enjoy the inheritance waiting for us in the presence of God. We can only imagine this love inheritance… I Corinthians 2:9 - “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
Each time a new day dawns, we know it is the work of Jesus and we are seeing His Glory in the heavens. His faithfulness, truth and love continue. Each morning when we open our eyes we realize the new dawn is a celebration of the faithfulness of Jesus and His love for us.
How would you begin to write a song about Jesus to tell of His Glory and Presence and Power? Where would you look for thoughts and words to tell the story of Jesus? Brook Ligertwood and Ben Fielding didn’t write this song in fifteen minutes as so many other composers did, instead, they studied Scriptures gathering inspiration. Praying and worshiping in God’s Word, they contemplated the scripture from Colossians 1:26-28 - …the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
There are not words in any language to adequately describe the beautiful name of Jesus. The exclamation point of this praise song is captured with these lyrics:
Death could not hold You, (Romans 6:9).
The veil tore before You, (Matthew 27:51).
You silence the boast of sin and grave,
The Heavens are roaring, (Revelation 19:1).
The praise of your glory, for You are raised to life again,
You have no rival, You have no equal,
Now and forever, God, You Reign.
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the Glory, (Matthew 6).
Yours is the name above all names. (Philippians 2:9).
How can we know Jesus and love Him with all that is in us? It is when we recognize without Jesus, we are nothing. We see Jesus as He is when we follow his pathway as witnesses as He healed the lame and the blind, and set captives free. Jesus changed water into wine and stilled storms. His life continues with loving, giving, and changing hearts. When we come to the end of ourselves without hope – there is Jesus – saying, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
Beautiful reminds us of the tenderness of His Love and the sweetness of His presence. Wonderful expresses our gratitude for salvation and the depths of His sacrifice. Powerful is an affirmation of His supremacy ad Sovereignty, and to remember His great Power in every situation in life and know He answers prayer. His Name is Jesus!
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names. Hebrews 1:3-4
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. Colossians 1:15-16