“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
Who is Jesus to you? I love to ask people that question. It is a very revealing question, and I would suggest that it is one of the most important questions of all. I have had a myriad of responses to that question, but basically it falls into one of two categories. There are those who know about Jesus from a distance and those who know Jesus intimately. There are those who have tried to add Jesus to other things and those who have surrendered everything to follow him. There are those who have acknowledged Jesus and those who adore him. The difference comes in an understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus—a disciple. Many think that because they know about Jesus, they have been saved. They have a demonic belief (see James 2:19). This is not a belief that saves. A belief that saves is one that believes all that Jesus stands for and all that he teaches. That is what it means to believe in his name. What he teaches is that we must surrender our lives to him. So, who is Jesus to you? Have you genuinely and truly been saved? If you are not sure, may I urge you to carefully consider what Jesus teaches about following him? If you are sure, then have you written out somewhere who Jesus is to you? Have you told your family members? One of the most comforting things you can leave for your family when you pass away is a written statement of your assurance of eternal life!