NONE LIKE JESUS
“…yea, he is altogether lovely…” SS 5:16
Of all the subjects ever studied, thoughts entertained, needs ever considered, people who ever lived, sacrifices ever made, love ever displayed, blessings experienced, Christ is at the top of the list. In fact He is the only one on this list! There is nothing or no one that can compare to Him. He is one of a kind, in a class by Himself, preeminent over all.
It is no wonder that we’re told to be “Looking unto Jesus” (Heb. 12:2). And doing that demands that we consider His person and work– who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, and yet to do. Every aspect of His excellence should be taken into consideration, none are boring or unimportant.
He is more than tongue can tell, or words can describe, or the mind can imagine. We can do the best we can, but it’s always less that He deserves. The best we can do is all we can do. However, we can improve on our best by doing those things that foster growth. While our capacity to understand and appreciate the greatness of Christ will never be as great here as in heaven we can all improve. To do so we must remember that Christ is more than a subject to be studied, or a topic to discuss, or an inspiration to sing about. He is a person with whom we must have a relationship. Our love for Him and likeness to Him requires communion with Him. And to abide in Christ we must abide in His Word.
The artist has tried to capture His likeness on canvas, the sculptor in clay, the poet with words, but to see Him best we must see Him as He is pictured in the Scriptures. To fellowship with the One who is “the Word” we must spend time in the Word which testifies of Him. Jesus said, “ I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”(Rev. 1:8). So how can it be that we have no interest in Him? Until the day we see Him face to face there is no more joyful experience than to immerse yourself in meditation on the excellency of Christ who is indeed “altogether lovey”! –HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346