Nothing special, Right!!
Awe, I can see it now, The Son of God being born into this world and all most people saw in that day was another baby. Nothing special to them.
They continue in their ways, still waiting and looking for the arrival of the Messiah that Moses and the prophets spoke about.
Not even the magi appearance, bring Him gifts convince these people who Jesus was.
Yes how true this passage is, " He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him."
There is nothing different about the people of that era and today. We are all looking for a savior, a king and Jesus did not fit that description, even Nathanael question Philip when he was told that they found and meet Jesus;
"Philip found Nathanael and told him, 'We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law, and about whom the prophets also wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, son of Joseph.'
Nazareth! Can anything good come from there? Nathanael asked."
Yeah, Jesus, born in a city that was probably know as skid row to the Jewish people.
What were they looking for? Bang and here is Jesus? No God did nor does work that way.
We need to search for Him, making the first move. He won't come with no huge celebration to announce Himself, at less not until the His returned, than of course I better be on His side, because as the scriptures point out, that day will not be a pleasant day for those who choose to ignore or believe in Him.
So how hard is it to believe that Jesus is God's Son?
You could say very hard.
The answer is simple; people just don't want to change! They like living a free life to do anything they wish to do.
Humans fundamental attitude is me first! Rules and regulations are meant to be broken and hidden. It is so much more fun on the dark side where I can hide then to allow the light in.
So God comes to earth, being born as all others are born through a woman, though she never had sexual relations with her husband.
No body, except a few, recognized who He was. Just another birth, another boy growing up, though He showed more intelligence than any other human roaming the earth.
But how wrong was all. Nothing special? Yeah right!
So if He was nothing special, why at the name of Jesus causes such an uproar among the people, then and today?
Like I said above, people don't want to change and Jesus expose us for who we really are. So they do all the can to silence Christians.
Jesus scares people, bottom line. You can talk all you want about atheism, other beliefs and if someone opposes you, then you infringe on their freedom of speech, yet you mention Jesus, and the 1st amendment does not apply. You can't mention Jesus at all without being harassed and sued.
You know, I think I left my thought pattern, no difference, because the fact is God came to earth, in His Son, and as the scriptures point out "That whoever believes in His name will be saved!"
No Jesus was no ordinary person, though He did not come with a shouts and trumpets blowing, only born in a manager, He is the King of Kings, the Savior of the world, the one everyone needs.
Our Lord won't come to you, you have to come to Him, taking that first step and saying Lord forgive me, I have sinned, than with arms open wide He takes a hold of you and tells us our sins have been forgiven, come and follow me. I will show you a better way.
I have family members, who says there is no God. I counter with this saying.
"I would rather do the best I can to follow what Jesus has taught through His word and live for Him and when I die only to find out He never existed, then to live as there was no God, do anything I want, from stealing, sexual immorality etc, thinking of myself only then die only to find there is a God, because at that time it will be to late and to the pit I go that was made for the devil and his angels.
You see Jesus is a real person, there is no denial in that, because Roman history even tells us about Him, along with other religions, but to them, He was nothing, but to those who believe, He our Lord and Savior and because of His promise we have internal life and have been adopted by His Father. In other words we are children of the living God.
"Yet all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become the children of God..."
So if Jesus is nothing special, than why do He upset this world so?
Simple, because He is who He says He is, the Son of the God! And that brothers and sisters is something to shout about and to tell others what He has done for you when you sought Him out and repented of your sins. Picking up the cross and carrying it. Dying to yourself and allowing Jesus to become the pilot of your life, not as the bumper sticker reads, "God is my co-pilot." That is so wrong, He is the pilot, and He guides us through the storms of life.
So take this theme, as the words form this song says; "Jesus take the wheel, take it from my hands...."
Yes Jesus take the wheel of my life and stir me in your ways!