Monday, January 28, 2013

On His Shoulders!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Is. 9:6)

In the picture above we see Atlas holding the weight of the globe on his shoulders. Quite an impressive picture...right? I used to be a die-hard Greek mythology student during my high school years. When I first heard of Atlas, I couldn't help but be impressed with the fact that this titan could actually carry the weight of the world on his shoulders, practically at his mercy.

Many non-believers most likely may continue to view the world as being on his shoulders. I hate to be the bearer of bad news to those people who still think that way, but there is only one Who has been carrying this world since the beginning of time and His name is Jesus. Yes, you heard it first! The Man that has been carrying the weight of this world since the beginning of time is Jesus Himself.

What an amazing thought! Jesus, not the muscle-bound titan Atlas has been carrying the weight of the world. The dramatic differences between Jesus and Atlas is incredibly startling! In physical stature alone, Atlas would literally manhandle Jesus. Sheer strength would also favor Atlas as well. That is as far as it will go for Atlas as far as advantages are concerned. From here on down, it will be Jesus Who is the REAL CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and He doesn't have to sign a contract to wrestle in the WWE either!

When Jesus was brought into this world, no one but Mary and Joseph really knew that Jesus would one day become the Lord and Savior of the world. He was also destined to become the King of kings and Lord of lords. That also doesn't begin to scratch the surface of the numerous names given to Him starting with the above scripture verse and the various verses throughout the Bible that also make references to Jesus under other names.

What really constitutes Jesus as the "Champion of the World" is the very fact that He didn't have to lift a single finger to bring and provide strength to all of us that chose to believe that Jesus is indeed Who He says He is. With His outstretched arms and with the most love and compassion that no one has been able to give to humanity, He has literally lifted us on His shoulders. There are millions upon millions of Christians all around the world that can actually say with complete confidence that Jesus has transformed our lives from the inside out and has provided us with the supernatural strength to be able to weather any storms that come our way. Wow! Atlas doesn't have anything on Jesus!...:-)

 I can go on and on about why Jesus has, is, and always will be stronger than Atlas. The one thing that we can rest our laurels on is that to this day Jesus is the One that has, is, and always will be given the glory, honor, and praise for the miraculous things that He has done for His own people in Israel along with His disciples to transform the rest of the world. Jesus very well lives within my heart and I'm even more passionate about Him today as I will be about Him for the rest of my life!

Thank you all so very much for reading this far! I have been so blessed to continue to write about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I strongly encourage all of you to subscribe by email to Christian Living for more uplifting, inspirational, and sometimes challenging posts that will create quite a stir in your heart and in the hearts of those in your community. May God continue to bless you and keep you all in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)