By – Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
A lot of people claim great things. Muhammad Ali claimed to be the greatest boxer, Michael Jackson dubbed himself the King of Pop while Elvis was really the King and Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul. Mohammad claimed to be a teacher and prophet called by God and Confucius was claimed to be a great philosopher and political theorist. There have been countless kings and queens, philosophers and prophets, but only one Son of God! Unlike the many untalented celebrities and musicians of today who travel with entourages to fan their egos and flaunt their so called greatness, Jesus merely humbly and obediently did His Father’s will. How many times did He tell His disciples if they knew Him, they knew the Father? He didn’t fill the air with self laudatory phrases about Himself as the world does, but He let His actions and words of truth speak for themselves. There have been many great men throughout history that have produced marvelous accomplishments, but the name of Jesus is the only one of which it can be said, “there is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Jesus’ greatness didn’t need to be bolstered by man’s boastful words, on more than one occasion His Father did that for Him. His greatness (aside from being the Son of God) came from His humble, obedient sacrifice. He knew what lay ahead of Him, He knew what He would have to endure, but He also knew what was going to be accomplished. That’s why, with humility yet with great confidence, He could tell His disciples and all of those who were to come after, that, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” Because He is the Son of God!