Jesus came into the world to make God visible and to make it possible for us to find God through him.
Jesus wants you to know that he is real. And, he wants you to know the Father who loves you. He wants you to know that you can find abundant mercy through his death on the cross.
"It was Jesus' job to make God visible to the world. It is our job to make Jesus visible to the world."
Here are some ways we can make Jesus visible to the world:
- Our transformed lives - It is not enough to say I believe. I have to let the power of his word and the power of his Spirit completely transform me. This matters deeply to the world.
- In our care for the poor.
- Through signs and wonders. Do the works of Jesus.
"Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: 'Here I am!'" (Isaiah 58:8-9)
As we help to make Jesus known and visible we too will come to know him more deeply, more truly. We will cry out to him and he will say to us, "Here, I am."