If I could travel back in time to any point in history, it would probably have to be when Jesus Christ walked the Earth (my second would be when Adam was first created). Can you imagine what it would be like to actually talk to Jesus while he was on Earth? Wow! Don’t get me wrong, it would be an honor to be able to speak with anyone from the Bible. But Jesus in particular is the most fascinating to me.
There are many things I wish we knew about him that the Bible doesn’t tell us. Was he ever funny? Did he laugh a lot? What did he look like? Are all the pictures and artistic interpretations of Him accurate, or did he look differently? What was the tone of his voice? Was he tall? How did he react to people in awkward situations like family reunions?
How incredible it would have been to know these things. The disciples are lucky! They fully knew Jesus, and didn’t have to worry about all of the different denominations that came after Jesus was gone and people were left trying to figure out who he was and what he was. They don’t have the task of trying to piece together an accurate picture of the true Jesus, they knew him first hand. They ate with him, traveled with him, and wrote about him.
One thing is for sure, it must have been amazing to be in His presence. The disciples were fully prepared to give their life following him. Many died horrific deaths. They were stoned, hung on crosses, thrown in prison, and worse.
The fact that they did this, clearly shows that there was something in Jesus that transcended any other person. He was unique. He wasn’t just some religious nut who used brainwashing tactics or threats. He loved people. He treated them well. He came to die for us all, so that we may be saved.
One thing that I can tell without a doubt is that Jesus was a very intelligent person. The way he replied to the Pharisees was brilliant. There was no doubt he had a very logical mind, and was very quick with intelligent replies which showed his brilliance.
Can you imagine the joy of having a conversation with Him?
What Would Jesus Do Today? How Would He React to the World?
Another question I sometimes wonder is how Jesus would be if he were here on Earth today. I am sure he would still be teaching of God the Father, and being involved with the spiritual side of life.
But how would he react to the “hot” issues that face us today (such as gay marriage, atheism, evolution, the war in Iraq, etc.). What would he be like walking in a store like Wal-Mart? Would he get annoyed at the people that keep getting in your way, and stopping in the middle of the isle in that perfect spot so you can’t go around them on either side?
How would he treat those who stand on the corner with a “will work for food” sign? What about people that try to scam you, or use you, or solicit donations? What music would he listen to? Would he watch television? Which websites would Jesus visit? What would a text from Jesus look like?
Perhaps one day we will all get a chance to find the answers to these questions once and for all. I look forward to that day!
Have you given your life to Christ? Are you saved from your sins? If not, I urge you to place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ today.