Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

April 19, 2019

If you were born during Jesus’ time, would you have been His disciple, or would you be one of those who had him crucified?

We could never tell for certain how people of today would have treated or reacted to Jesus during His time here on earth. However, the people of today need to know that Jesus suffered and died at the cross for a very important reason: for us to enjoy God’s love and every single blessing that we have today.


“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

-Isaiah 53:5


We are living with God’s favor today because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Despite knowing what He was about to face, He obeyed the will of the Father and paid the price for our salvation. Our relationship with God today is made possible because of this. It is a crucial blessing often overlooked, but we always have the opportunity to come to God in humility and thanksgiving.


But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57


We can thank God for His unconditional love for us through prayer and good works that are pleasing in His eyes. Many of us claim to love God, yet continue to betray Him with unfaithfulness and sins. We often forget that every sin we make is like a spear that pierces the heart of Jesus. Now, do you still want to follow the ways of man instead of God’s?


Surrender your selfish, worldly desires and follow in the footsteps of Jesus! You may not have been born during Jesus’ time, but you can still be His disciple by following Christ’s ways and His teachings. 1 John 3:16 says, “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” ‘Laying down our lives for our brethren’ doesn’t automatically mean we have to literally give up our lives for them. To follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we must first know more about Him and His works of mercy. We can show others what it means to be Christian by following Christ’s amazing example. And if there is a best person to follow, it’s Jesus, our Lord.