Everybody Ought to Know Who Jesus Is

by admin ~ August 2nd, 2015. Filed under: Brandenburg, Jesus.

When I was a child, in church we would sing a particular chorus.  I’m not giving a full endorsement of this chorus as worship or even this kind of singing or music ministry with children.  I did grow up with it.  The song was “Everybody ought to know.”  The music and the words do stick in my mind.  I think God could be worshiped through the music and the Words – they just shouldn’t be the best or the regular; more the exception.  As I was singing that song as I child, I would not have known the irony of the importance of the message.  My take as a child would have been that people had not heard at all, not so much that the name of Jesus was all over, but people still didn’t really know Him.  It’s true that “everybody ought to know Who Jesus is.”  If I went through the general description of the chorus, what it said about Jesus, it was all true.  He is the Lily of the Valley.  He is the Bright and Morning Star.  He is the Fairest of Ten Thousand.  That’s all true, but my point is this.  People don’t know Who Jesus is, in many cases because He has been reduced to a pop Jesus represented by Jesus junk.  He’s an icon now, one upon Whom everyone can apply their own definition and make Him mean what they want Him to mean to them.  Everybody ought to know – it’s true – but they don’t.  They don’t because the impostor has been presented even to ones who know the song.

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