But my young friend’s comment made me think.
Is that all Jesus is, a ‘bit’ of life? An add-on, just one of many influences, an optional extra in case of emergency?
Many people don’t have a ‘Jesus bit’ at all in their lives. They see religion as at best irrelevant. Others mock Jesus or use His name as a dirty curse word with absolute contempt. Their laughter may be shallow and shortlived for a society that has jettisoned what ‘Jesus bit’ they once had will rue the consequences!
But some of us are Christians, ‘Christ’s ones’, self-professed followers of Jesus, trusting in Him as our Saviour and Lord.
Lord forgive us if in practice we relegate you to a small part of our lives! If we treat You as being of only little significance! Forgive us for when we live as if our agenda, our choices, our enjoyment or popularity are the important things in life, with You tacked on the end as a minor feature!
Peter and Paul and the other New Testament writers were all strong, colourful characters, yet knowing Jesus as their Master was teaching them a rewarding humility. He was totally transforming their thinking. They now found the greatest fulfilment living as willing servants! They only stepped into the spotlight to draw attention to Him.
So today I suggest we seek to major on Jesus and make Him ‘the main bit’, in this article, in our hearts, minds, wills, in everything! Forget Bond, Bourne, Thor, Captain A and other fictional pretenders to the title. According to God’s Word, only one Person has the real supremacy!
‘He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all His fulness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.’ (Colossians 1v15-20)