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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Saturday, April 11, 2015


A to Z Challenge

Jesus – The historical person who Christians accept as the second person of the Trinitarian God on whose birth, Dionysius, a monk who lived in the 5th century, based the center point of the current calendar. Though his calculations may have been incorrect, the point is that the birth and life of Jesus is accepted by most of the world from a calendar perspective as the center of human history.

I believe it was C.S. Lewis who first said, Jesus must be viewed as a liar, a lunatic, or Lord. You see, Jesus claimed to be God and the Messiah. Here are just three of the many examples.

I and the Father are one.” 
John 10:30

“Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” 
John 14:6

And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!” 
Matthew 14:33 (He never denied His deity when others worshipped HIM.)

Someone who claims to be God is either seeking to deceive or is crazy. He can’t be a good teacher or just a prophet with the claim being among His proclamations. The third possibility is that He is who He says He is. When I examine the evidence: the eye witness accounts of His life and His miracles, the changed lives then and throughout history, the archeological and forensic evidence of the validity of the Biblical accounts, I can’t help but come away with a conviction that Jesus is who He says He is. 

If He is who He says He is, what you decide about Jesus makes all the difference in your life. Here are a few "J" websites to help you consider Him further.

God bless, Maria


  1. God bless you too Maria and what a perfect J in every way to write about Jesus! I will check out those web links thank you for providing them.

    1. Thank you Susan. I appreciate your encouragement. Maria

  2. Despite all that does on in the world, it comforts me that we still view the birth of Jesus as the center point in human history. I never thought about how he had to be a crazy liar or had to truly be the Lord.

    1. Hi Susan. Glad I was able to present something you haven't heard before. Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me. Maria

  3. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of the A to Z Ambassador Team! (I'm a minion/volunteer under Arlee.)
    Great post. I'm looking forward to more. Let me know if I can help you in any blogging way this month. I've followed you on your listed social media sites.

    A very logical assessment.
    Who is the other (first) person of God whose birth the monk based the calendar on? You've presented a fact I hadn't heard yet!

    1. Hi J. The first person of the Trinity is God the Father and the third person is God the Holy Spirit. Dionysis based the first year of the calendar on what he calculated to be the year of Jesus birth. Later historians have concluded that his calculations were probably slightly off.

      Thanks for stopping by to say hello during the challenge. Maria

  4. One thing for sure is that Jesus has had sustainability throughout the past many centuries. Many have been forgotten from that time, but not Jesus. I think that says a lot.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  5. I agree, Arlee. Thank you for the visit. Maria


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