Jesus is the Messiah spoken about in Old Testament prophesies (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, 2 Samuel 7:12-13, Psalms 89:29, Zechariah 9:9, John 4:21-26).
Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see (Colossians 1:15-17).
Jesus is our nourishment and our lifeline; our Bread of life (John 6:35-38).
Jesus will never leave us in darkness. He is our light (John 8:12, John 9:1-5).
Jesus is “the door”, not “a door” (John 10:9-16). Furthermore, Jesus is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the “sheepfold,” but He is the only door by which we may enter and be saved. He is the good Shepherd and He will look out for us, because He knows us and He loves us.
Jesus told Thomas, “I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). In other words, the only way to the Father and eternal life is through Jesus Christ. We must be in Christ.
Jesus is the vine and we as Christians are the branches (John 15:1-5). Jesus, the vine is the source of life for us, the branches. The branches are totally dependent upon the vine. Without the vine, we could bear no fruit. Without the Christ, we are cut off and there is no hope of eternal life and we are nothing.
As we engross ourselves with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, remember who Jesus is and what He means to our lives.