This weekend, Westside Church will be looking at the epic battle between good and evil as written by Luke about the life of Jesus. One of the interesting aspects about Jesus is that He is a dividing line. Luke 2:34-35 says that He is destined to cause the rise and fall of many and to reveal the hearts of us all.
Here’s the difference between Jesus and the devil: when the devil finds out who you really are (the thoughts of your heart come flying out in destructive ways – which happens to us all), the devil takes that and throws back in your face. He makes sure you don’t forget it. What Jesus does, on the other hand, is He takes it and throws it as far as the east is from the west. He forgets about it.
I don’t know about you, but I choose Jesus. In Him is total love, acceptance and forgiveness. Hope to see you at one of our campuses or online this weekend.
Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2:34-35 NIV)