From Joshua Goodling:
In Matthew 22:41-42 Jesus is having a discussion with the “religious leaders” and He asked them a simple question: “While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?”.
Of course, the Pharisees, who were false teachers in that day, didn’t want to believe that Jesus was actually the Son of God, so they didn’t answer His question correctly. But, I wonder how we would answer that question? “What do YOU Think of Jesus?”
Charles Frederick Weigle was born November 20, 1871 in LaFayette, Indiana. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 at a revival meeting. He loved music and attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, but he soon became an inspiring preacher and evangelist. As he traveled around preaching, he also wrote over 1000 songs.
One day after returning home from preaching, he found a note left by his wife. The note said that she was tired of him always being gone preaching, and she was leaving him. That note of course, broke his heart, and he became very sad and depressed. He even contemplated committing suicide for a time, and wondered if anyone really cared for him at all. However, his faith in God was soon restored and he continued to travel and preach and write songs.
He decided to write a song about his tragic experience and tell the world that someone DOES care for them, and he wrote these words:
I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus
Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true;
I would tell you how He changed my life completely,
He did something that no other friend could do.
What do we REALLY think about Him? Do we love Him enough to give Him our lives? Do we love Him enough to repent of our sin and turn away from this wicked world and it’s momentary pleasures? Do we love Him enough to tell others about Him?
Like Charles wrote in that song, “No one EVER cared for us like Jesus. There’s NO OTHER friend so kind as HE!” What do YOU REALLY think of Jesus?