The Centrality of Jesus
John 19:17–18 (NKJV) “17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.”
Jesus was always the center of every good work. The cross was no exception. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, we can now have eternal life! How good is our God!!! If we turn to the right or to the left, we miss out on heaven, Jesus is central to our salvation. In fact, Jesus says, John 14:6 (NKJV) “6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus was centered between two thieves. One was on His right side while another was on His left. Because Jesus is central to our salvation, a division is caused. The one thief asked for Jesus to remember him when Jesus went to heaven and the other thief scoffed at Jesus until he died. Even though Jesus was centered between the two thieves, there is no neutrality with Jesus. Jesus says, Luke 11:23 (NKJV) “23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”
Just as Jesus is central to our salvation and was centered between the two thieves, so He desires to be the center of our lives. Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) “20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Jesus is knocking on the door of our hearts desiring a relationship with us. Isn’t it interesting that our hearts are centered in our bodies.
Jesus is at the center of everything good. Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV) “10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Jesus wants to be the center of your life because He loves you and wants good things for you!