We can learn about Jesus from different activities, just like we can learn about other historical figures. Knowing Jesus through learning about Him is an important step in our individual growth. However, simply reading and learning about Jesus from church, classes, or books is not completely knowing Jesus. Jesus is different than other historical figures because we can still get to know Him and have a relationship with Him today!
Truly knowing Jesus goes beyond just studying and learning about Him. We need to build a relationship with and experience the power and love of Jesus! Our personal experiences with God and His Son are what enable us to know Jesus. Each of us may experience Jesus in different ways, making our relationship with Him our own. Through prayer, devotionals, Bible study, fellowship with other Christians, and taking the time to listen to and experience His love and power, we can build that personal relationship with Jesus.
He knows our journey. He has been there every step of the way, whether we realized it or not. Jesus has assured us that He knows each of us (John 10:14). We must be sure to get to know Jesus, not only through studying, but also by taking time to listen and experience a relationship with Him!
Thank You for sending Jesus to save me from my sin. Thank You for raising Him from the dead, so that He can have a relationship with me. Please help me to take the time to build and experience a stronger, more personal relationship with You and Your Son. In His name I pray, Amen.