For over 2,000 years, Jesus has been a hot topic of conversation. In every culture and in every generation since he walked the earth, people ask, “Does Jesus really Important today?” Some answer with an unequivocal “yes” while others with an equally strong “definitely not.” Between those two extremes, people land in every imaginable spot, for all sorts of reasons.
“In a moment of weakness we may cry out, ‘No one knows what it is like. No one understands.’ But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He has felt and borne our individual burdens,”
Jesus is important to us because through His Atonement, teachings, hope, peace, and example, He helps us change our lives, face our trials, and move forward with faith as we journey back to Him and His Father.
My answer is “YES! Jesus absolutely still matters today.
Here are four reasons.
Jesus Redefined “Hero”
This is an extraordinary reversal. And once again, Jesus helps explain it.
As Jesus hung on the cross crying out in agony, his devastated followers had to decide: either he wasn’t the hero they once thought-or their very definition of hero had to change.
They chose the second option. This is an extraordinary reversal.
Slowly the continent of Europe marinated in a single, world-changing idea: the universe-creating God stepped down to earth, became a peasant carpenter, washed his disciples dirty feet, made upside-down claims like the meek will inherit the earth, and then gave up his life for his friends.
Whether you’re a Christian or not, if your idea of a hero is a humble, self-giving servant, then you’ve been shaped by Jesus
Jesus Teaches Truth
On one occasion, after a number of people refused to walk any longer with Him, Jesus asked the Twelve Apostles, “Will ye also go away?” Peter replied, “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life” (John 6:67–68).
you can find the Savior’s “words of eternal life” in the scriptures, the teachings of the living prophets, and the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. They offer a foundation for “happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come,”3 and they guide us safely back to our Heavenly Father and our Savior.
Jesus still exemplifies real love
We all long to be loved. The desire to love and be loved is a core need of every human being. That’s why matters of the heart can be so dramatic or even devastating to us.
when he said, “ He told people about the greatest love, then he did it. he laid down his life for us. At its essence, real love is deeply self-sacrificial. Jesus showed us how to truly love. He doesn’t stop there. He wants to see us truly love people. And he empowers us to do it by the gift of His Holy Spirit.
Jesus is still the Savior
In the book of 1 Timothy, we learn that there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:5). That is how the Apostle Paul spoke about Jesus. Many people don’t realize that before Paul’s conversion, he was actively attacking the people who followed Jesus. Not just attacking verbally, but arranging to find them and kill them. Later on, when Paul realized who Jesus is, he devoted his life to telling everyone who Jesus was.