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Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

It’s a profound truth that forms the cornerstone of our Christian faith.

This belief isn’t a simple acknowledgment of Jesus as a historical figure, or a moral teacher. We believe Jesus is divine, co-equal with God the Father.

But the story doesn’t stop there.

Jesus chose to step into our world, experiencing life as we do. Born to a humble maiden in a stable, His birth was far from royal fanfare, yet heaven and earth celebrated His coming. He grew up like any of us, subject to the same joys and pains, the same challenges and victories. He tasted the bitterness of loss and the sweetness of friendship. He experienced the exhaustion after a long day’s work, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Despite all these human experiences, He lived a life without sin, a perfect life.

His perfection wasn’t just for Him to boast about.

It was a vital part of a grand, loving plan. You see, every single one of us has made mistakes, done things wrong. These wrongs create a chasm between us and a perfect God. But Jesus, through His perfect life, was able to become the perfect sacrifice for us. He chose to die on a cross, bearing the weight of all our wrongs, our sins. He died so we might live.

The story could have ended there.

It could have been a tragic tale of a good man dying a heroic death. But it didn’t end. Death couldn’t hold Jesus down. He came back to life, walked out of the tomb, and showed Himself to many. His resurrection was a clear victory over sin and death, a proof that His sacrifice was accepted, and a promise of life for all who believe in Him.

But He didn’t stick around.

After spending some time with His followers, Jesus ascended to heaven, returning to His Father’s side. But He left us with a promise. A promise that He will come back for us. A promise of a future where there will be no more pain, no more tears, no more death. We’re waiting eagerly for that day, living our lives with the hope of His return.

Jesus’ story is not just a fascinating tale from history.

It’s a story that changes lives, that brings hope and purpose. If this resonates with you, or if you’re curious and want to learn more about Jesus, Westshore Christian Church, or what it means to have a relationship with God, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at jr@westshorechristianchurch.com.