I think about this
often, and I always come to the same realization. I don't know Jesus
anywhere near as well as I would like to know him. The desire is
there, but life gets in the way. There are times when I seem to be
making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at
all. But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting
idea: If there is one person that we should each get to know in a
deeply personal way, it is Jesus-the carpenter from Nazareth, the
itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of
Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the
Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God-Man who wants
good things for us more than we want them for ourselves, the healer
of Ours souls. The best time to rediscover Jesus is right now. You
are holding this book in your hand at this very moment for a reason.
I don't know what God has in store for you, but I am excited for you.
There are some
questions that we all ask ourselves in different ways: Who am I? Who
is God? What am I here for? What matters most? What matters least?
What are my unique talents and abilities? What will my contribution
be? We discover the answers to these questions most completely by
encountering Jesus. He longs to help us discover deeply personal
answers to our deeply personal questions.