Nov 29, 2022 18:30pm
No Greater Words

It’s a huge milestone in a parent’s life, the day their child utters those words “mama” or “dada”. It isn’t without great effort either. How many times have you repeated that over and over to try to get them to recognize who you were? They jabber and coo, but never quite say it. Until finally, the day comes and those beautiful words are uttered. And from that day forward, they know who you are and can say it.

“Who’s this?” I ask my nephew as I point at Jordan, his mother.
“Dats mama” he utters with a sly smile.
“And who is this?” I question as I point at his father, Chris.
“Dats daddy. My daddy.” He proudly boasts.

There are no greater words spoken.

“While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.” (Matthew 22:41-46)

It was Jesus’ turn to ask the questions. Who did these religious men believe the Messiah was? They knew the Christ would come from the lineage of David, and they correctly stated that He was the Son of David. However, they could not answer who the Messiah truly was because they didn’t understand that He would be God Himself. While they claimed to know many scriptures and be of God, they were staring Him right in the face and didn’t know Him.

They couldn’t recognize Jesus as the Messiah, the very one they were talking about, the one that would come from David but that would be greater than David.

I’ve watched time and time again, even close friends, deny that God exists, that Jesus is our Savior and redeemer. Heartbroken, I plead with them to recognize who He truly is, to admit they are a sinner and in need of saving. Many turn away with denial still on their lips.

But I’ve also witnessed a young person come to the realization of who Jesus is and listened to them utter the words, “my Heavenly Father”. And there are no greater words spoken.

Who do you say that Jesus is? This is the only thing that truly matters. Do you recognize Him as your father? Have you uttered those words? I promise you, there are no greater words spoken.

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