The Turn Around

As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” (Lk.21:1-4)

Jesus had to face skeptics, traditionalists and opponents. They challenged His claims and His authority. The question that plagued them all was “who is Jesus?” Is He really the Messiah from God or just another guru?

Pre-existent God

Jesus made it clear that He was the very God, who was before the creation. He pre-existed all their great patriarchs and forefathers. God promised that the throne of David will be for ever and the Messianic King will reign from that throne. Jesus was the son of David but is He the Messianic King?

Who is Jesus? This is the question, not just the Jews, but every human being has to face. Is He just another religious teacher or the Savior from God. Our answer to this question determines our destiny. It will also alter the course of our lives.

Transformed Lives

Once convinced about the Deity of Jesus Christ and committed to His Lordship our lives will take a ‘U’ turn. Our motives and intentions change drastically. Personal agenda will take the back seat and unlike the religionists of Jesus’ day we will shun publicity and self promotion.

Like the widow who offered the two coins, our lifestyle will reflect our devotion to God. It is not how much we offer to God but how much we keep for ourselves that counts. Honoring God is expensive affair. We must be prepared to give up and give away for the sake of honoring God. Our devotion must be visible to Jesus rather than to people.

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