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He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Isaiah 53, 2
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."Matthew 16, 15 & 16
Who was Jesus?
Who was Jesus when he was living on earth?
A foreigner : He could tell them who listened to him: "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world" (John 8, 23). On earth he was never at home. His house was the house of his Father. He came from the Father and entered the world; he left the world and went back to the Father (John 16, 28).
A homeless person: When he was born there was no room for him in a hotel. It was like this the whole of his life. "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head" (Luke 9, 58).
An excluded person: He was put away from a place and he went to another place (Luke 8, 37). The society of his time supported him so badly that it condemned him to death and crucified him unanimously as if he was a brigand.
An unappreciated or misunderstood person: Even his brothers and his disciples did not always understand his message (Mark 9, 32).
What a social status for the Son of God! However, this is how Jesus came to us as our fellow being.
Do you know loneliness? Are you part of the excluded, of the unappreciated? Jesus does not only understand you, but if you believe in him, he will be your Saviour and your faithful friend.
What a friend! The Son of the living God!
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