Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord

Rembrandt’s Timothy and his grandmother, 1648.

Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel.

2 Timothy 2:8.

The guests at a wedding have gathered in front of the restaurant in the grounds of a castle in brilliant sunshine. I am glad that I have the tract with the red rose on the title page with me. I ask the bridegroom, “May I give your bride a beautiful rose that will never wither? It tells of the love of God and the peace that He will grant us in Jesus Christ.” The bride accepts it gratefully, and I wish the couple God’s blessing.

An eldery gentleman is standing some distance away. I go up to him, greet him and offer him a booklet entitled “Being a Christian – and joyful”. – “Oh, you must give that to my son. He will be pleased.” And he points out a monk among the guests. I go up to him. I tell him, “Your father sent me to you. He thought you would be pleased to have this Christian booklet.” He reads the title, scrutinizes the contents, then says, “I am very pleased. Jesus Christ is my Saviour and my Redeemer.”

We can immediately converse on the most important of topics. How much there is to talk about: the wondrous birth of Jesus, His holy life, honouring God and benefiting mankind, His atoning death on the cross that brings salvation for all who accept Christ by faith, His resurrection and ascension. One thing is clear: we both have sincere faith in the crucified and risen Son of God. He is our Saviour and Lord. We eventually take our leave of each other, knowing that we shall certainly meet again His presence.

Image: By Willem Drost –, Public Domain,