Did you know??
Jesus started his career working with his dad Joseph in the family business, as a carpenter.
Jesus was descended directly from King David, and King Solomon, Israel’s greatest kings.
Jesus was a fairly common name in the first half of the first century A.D. It means in Hebrew: “God saves”
. Jesus did not have a last name.
Although millions of people celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25, most scholars agree that he wasn’t born on that day. His birthday is celebrated in December because that was the date of the Jewish Festival of Lights, called the Festival of Hanukkah, which fell on 25 to 30 Kislev. Nobody really knows exactly when Jesus was born. Some scholars believe that Jesus may have been born in spring or summer.
Jesus wasn’t actually born in 1 A.D. Most scholars put the date of Jesus’ birth sometime between 7 B.C. and 2 B.C.
Jesus was not white, as most portraits of him would have us believe. Bible declares Jesus’ Jewishness, meaning He likely had light to dark brown skin.
Jesus had 4 half-brothers. James, Joseph, Judas and Simon. Jesus had sisters, but they are not named or numbered in the Bible.
Jesus was about 30 years old when he began His ministry.
Jesus spoke on earth 3 languages: Aramaic was his first language, Hebrew for scholarly questions and Greek on some occasions.
24 of Jesus’ miracles were healing miracles, 10 were nature’s miracle and 3 resurrection miracles.
Jesus had been on the cross from approximately 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., a total of six hours.
Jesus was very poor on Earth but when he died he was buried in a rich man’s tomb.
Jesus’ disciples were teenagers, almost all under the age of 18 and some as young as 15. All were most likely bachelors.
According to the Bible in Hebrews 4:15, Jesus endured every (sexual) temptation that humans face, but without sinning.
According to Matthew 22:30, Jesus said there will be no sex and marriage in heaven.
Jesus Christ started the largest religion in the world – Christianity.
Enjoying my morning, my coffee steams like a hot spring. The blue sky background so subtle. Not a leaf stirs, just the morning dove announcing your presence. I’ve prepared my habitat; it greets my every thought of You. Not to exploit but to just know Your there.
Jesus, your like my brother….
Miles away, I’m comforted knowing God has sent You to walk with me. Like a big brother, a mentor perhaps, I feel your presence as I sit alone having my coffee. There amongst the early rays, I hear a Swallow – nature knows your close by. I wonder where you are.
What an awesome God we serve! He allows His son to accompany us as we invite him into our hearts. Like a brother, he’s never far from our thoughts.
Feeling guilty, I call my own brother who is bound for another busy day in his world full of ailments. Nonetheless, I worry about his health. So I call on my Other to watch over him. I pray He hears….I’m sure He does!
Jesus though watches over all that pray to Him. Humble in His own right, He needs little introduction or rendering of a billboard. So I pray every morning for the peace He brings so that all around me will benefit. Like my brother, quietly standing in the wings, Jesus is on alert continuously. I’m delighted as He knows I’m writing today about Him and for Him….
I caress the pets, kiss my love, and hop into my truck. While putting it into reverse, I ask Jesus to be with us as we get our day started. So much to do between construction and building books. God, my friends, has given me such an awesome gift!