10 When He had entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
When Jesus came into Jerusalem, the city was in a buzzing like crazy. There was an excitement in the air. People were standing up and recognizing His great entry. But not everyone knew who He was. Not everyone who knew His name, truly knew who He was. People asked the crowd, who this was entering the city. The people replied this was a prophet from Nazareth named Jesus. The first set did not know who He was, the second did not see Him for who He fully was.
As I have said before, the ultimate question we need to answer is who Jesus is. Is Jesus just a prophet? Is He just a wise teacher? Or some crazy homeless man? Was He figure of some bodies imagination, that never really existed? Or is He the Son of God, being fully man and fully God at the same time? Is He the long promised Messiah of God? This is the question which we need to answer. Who is this Jesus?
There is a ton of evidence outside of the Bible that Jesus lived. Most honest people, will admit to that. Looking at this question prompted C.S. Lewis to write in his famous book, Mere Christianity, that Jesus was either a lunatic, a liar, or the Son of God. These are three choices we must choose between. The first two deny the divinity of Christ and leave us of no hope for Heaven. But if Jesus is who He says He is, we have hope because of what He did when He came to earth. He died to save us from Hell, the just punishment we deserve for all of the sins we have committed. Believing in Jesus, to be who He claims to be leads to forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life with Him in Heaven.
Who is this Jesus? I truly believe He is the only Son of God, who came to earth to die for my sins. He is my only hope for Heaven, all because of what He did. He is more than just a prophet or a good teacher. I hope and pray that you believe this as well.
If you are not sure, find a book that discusses the evidence for Him. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity is a good place to start. Another good one is I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, by Frank Turek and Norm Geisler. Another yet is Evidence That Demands a Verdict, by Josh McDowell. Also there is the Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel. There are other books as well.
So who is this man? He is Jesus, God’s long promised Messiah who has come to save His people from their sins!
Oh Jesus, help us to know You for who You really are. There is so much evidence to back up that You are who You say You are. You are the Messiah. The one and only Son of the Living God. You are my Savior and My redeemer. Thank you for dying for me and saving me from my sins. Thank you that one day, You are coming back to take me home. Amen.