Who is Jesus?

An adequate answer is beyond the scope of this post.  Perhaps it is beyond the scope of the entire internet inasmuch as the Apostle John tells us that “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” – John 21:25 NIV

Keeping that in mind, however, one of my favorite descriptions of Jesus was made by a man who did not even know Jesus’ name.  The story is recorded in John 5.11 and below is the description in three different versions of the Bible:

But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” John 5.11 NIV

But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk.'” John 5.11 NAS

He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.John 5.11 KJV

Though I am generally not a fan of the King James (primarily because I am not a 17th Century Anglican – and, no, the King James is not “the original Bible” by any possible meaning of that phrase), I love the King James in this instance:

Jesus:  He that made me Whole!

Jesus: He Who Made Me Whole!

Jesus: He Who Made Me Whole!

But whether you prefer ‘The Man who made me well’, ‘The Man who healed me,’ as many versions render it, ‘or He that made me Whole’ – that is a terrific overview of who Jesus is.

It is also a great description of what He is Dying to do in our Lives (pun reverently intended)

May you be whole, healed and well,

Scotty b.

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About Scotty b.

J. Scot Blackburn is a California attorney. His friends call him 'Scotty b.' Scot graduated from Pepperdine Law School after earning business degree from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley. Scot runs his own law practice, The Blackburn Law Firm at www.HelpWithMyCase.com. Scotty's interests including reading, football, interpersonal communications, cooking, military history, travelling, golf, and telling near-senseless jokes that only he finds amusing. Scotty's hero is his Grandad, C.C. Blackburn. His favorite movies are The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Few Good Men and The Matrix. His favorite athletes are Roger Staubach, Magic Johnson and Michael "Playmaker" Irvin. Scot's favorite musician is Sebastian Bach (not the German Baroque period composer who shares Scot's initials; but the former Skid Row front man). Scotty created a Board Games Magazine Top 100 Game ("Brain Chain") along with teacher Kris Harter, attorney Alicia Vaz, and graphic designer Roy Ice.

Posted on December 2, 2014, in Jesus, Wellness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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