Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Three fun facts about Jesus

Occasionally I will do what my husband calls a “Bible dash” and read through the New Testament in as few days as possible. Last month I did that and discovered three fun facts about Jesus I think are significant.

     1.     Jesus is generous. 
            When Jesus multiplied a few little biscuits and fish from a young boy’s sack lunch to feed a multitude of  thousands, there were baskets of leftovers. And not just Red Riding Hood-sized baskets—these were enormous baskets!
            When Jesus told Peter to go catch a fish to pay his taxes, there was a coin in the fish’s mouth that equaled enough money to pay both Peter’s and Jesus’ taxes.

                  2. Jesus values children.

                        He tells us to become like them, not to look down on them, that the Father wants none of 
them to perish, and that we’re not to hinder them 
from coming to Him.
                       He stuck up for the children who 
praised him in the temple and defended the moms 
who brought their children to him to be blessed, rebuking his disciples when they tried to prevent the kids from coming to Jesus.

3.   Jesus can prevent tragedy but sometimes he chooses to wait, so he can do a miracle. 
                             In the cases of Jairus’ daughter and Lazarus, Jesus could have  easily healed either one. Instead, he delayed and they died. Later on, he resurrected them. Sometimes a dream, a situation or a relationship in our lives seems dead. We wonder why Jesus doesn’t just step in an fix it. Why does he delay? Perhaps he waits, knowing that he wants to fully resurrect it, so we’ll see how much he loves us.

            I hope you’ll try a Bible dash sometime. I always find new insights I’d not seen before, and it’s fun to get an overall view of the whole Bible or the New Testament. 


  1. Wonderful!

    Number 3 hit the spot.

  2. Number 3 is so full of hope. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Yes, #3 is full of hope. My daughter is waiting for a better job in her new career field to open up and someone accept her bid for employment. We know it's all in God's timing. Right now I'm finishing up Armor of God Bible study by Priscilla Shirer. It's been eye opening and I enjoy the study through out the Word that she directs to. It has built my faith stronger and it's been a walk for me these few weeks of doing the study though. Thanks for your insights!


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