Jesus is awesome!
When He spoke, every word held meaning. Let's turn to the 18th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and check out more awesomeness than you can shake a stick at!
The unjust judge[Luk 18:1 KJV] And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
[Luk 18:2 KJV] Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
[Luk 18:3 KJV] And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
[Luk 18:4 KJV] And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
[Luk 18:5 KJV] Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
[Luk 18:6 KJV] And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
[Luk 18:7 KJV] And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
[Luk 18:8 KJV] I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Jesus hears the humble[Luk 18:9 KJV] And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
[Luk 18:10 KJV] Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
[Luk 18:11 KJV] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
[Luk 18:12 KJV] I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
[Luk 18:13 KJV] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
[Luk 18:14 KJV] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Believe as a child[Luk 18:15 KJV] And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.
[Luk 18:16 KJV] But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
[Luk 18:17 KJV] Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
A camel through a needle's eye[Luk 18:18 KJV] And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
[Luk 18:19 KJV] And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none [is] good, save one, [that is], God.
[Luk 18:20 KJV] Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
[Luk 18:21 KJV] And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
[Luk 18:22 KJV] Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
[Luk 18:23 KJV] And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
[Luk 18:24 KJV] And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
[Luk 18:25 KJV] For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
[Luk 18:26 KJV] And they that heard [it] said, Who then can be saved?
[Luk 18:27 KJV] And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Leave and receive[Luk 18:28 KJV] Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
[Luk 18:29 KJV] And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
[Luk 18:30 KJV] Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
More truth than you can handle[Luk 18:31 KJV] Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
[Luk 18:32 KJV] For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
[Luk 18:33 KJV] And they shall scourge [him], and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
[Luk 18:34 KJV] And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
Have mercy on me![Luk 18:35 KJV] And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
[Luk 18:36 KJV] And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
[Luk 18:37 KJV] And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
[Luk 18:38 KJV] And he cried, saying, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
[Luk 18:39 KJV] And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
[Luk 18:40 KJV] And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
[Luk 18:41 KJV] Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
[Luk 18:42 KJV] And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
[Luk 18:43 KJV] And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw [it], gave praise unto God.
Yes, Jesus is awesome!So, what to make of this? We have no clue if these events all happened in a single day, or if they are highlights from a week or a month. Regardless, though, we have more awesomeness here than you can shake a stick at!
Jesus tells to keep asking in prayer.
Jesus says "let the little children come to me."
Jesus tells us to not trust in our own goodness, but to say "God have mercy on me a sinner."
Jesus tells us that it is impossible to be saved without God.
Jesus tells us if we choose to follow Him, there will be blessings both now and in eternity.
Jesus tells us the truth even when it is painful.
Jesus is there when we cry out "Have mercy on me!"
Will you be His child? Your age doesn't matter. He says to believe on Him.
Money won't get you into Heaven. But then, neither will poverty. It is impossible for men to be saved on their own, but not impossible for God.
What are you waiting for?
[Rom 10:9 KJV] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
[Rom 10:10 KJV] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
[Rom 10:11 KJV] For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.