How to Become Affiliated with the Greatest

And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.” But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

Luke 8:20-21

Let’s consider what some notable persons have said about Jesus Christ:

“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world, there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander (the Great), Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.”

— Napoleon (French General, Politician and Emperor, 1769-1821)

“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”

— Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader (1869-1948).

“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very centre of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.”

— H.G. Wells, British author (1866-1946)

These tell us that the greatest person, dead or alive, is not the president of the most powerful nation in the world, or the number one person on the Forbes list. Jesus Christ remains the greatest.

Don’t we all love the bragging right of having a relationship with the greats in the land? But none of those can match Jesus in eminence. And, in the passage above, He generously gave us a tip on what we need to do to claim affinity with Him. He said His relatives are those “who hear the word of God and do it.” Now, don’t you want that bragging right? Then do as He says.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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