“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.”
British scholar John Blanchard estimated that from the beginning of creation to now, about 30 billion people have lived on earth. Of those, only a few have had an impact on history. One person stands out, unique above all others. That one, Jesus Christ, attracted the largest attention, devotion, criticism, adoration, and opposition of all 30 billion.
Every recorded word He spoke has been studied, sifted, and analyzed from generation to generation by theologians, philosophers, and historians. At this moment, multiple millions around the globe in every time zone are studying what this one individual had to say.
Jesus of Nazareth taught in a tiny land called Israel 2,000 years ago. Yet His birth has divided the centuries into “B.C.” (before Christ) and “A.D.” (Anno Domini, Latin for “the Year of our Lord.”) He divides world history.
Whether you are on death row or Wall Street, you need Jesus. He’s the saving Son of God. There’s no one that He cannot save. There’s no one that He will not save. Thank God that He was willing to come. If He had not, think what that would mean.