By Abbey Mikha
About a week ago I had a dream and I wanted to share with you my thoughts about ten reasons I love Jesus the Messiah or Isho3 Msheeha as we call him in our Assyrian language. Since I have learned about Jesus from my childhood days I have loved him and he has been in my life as a best friend ever since. Thank you Jesus for being in my life and I wish that everyone will have Jesus as part of their life because you deserve to be loved. To watch the Youtube video go to the following site:
The first reason I love Jesus is because when I watched The Passion of the Christ I almost fainted because I witnessed the extent to which Jesus endured suffering. He was tortured, mocked, called all kinds of obscenities, and crucified by those who did not believe in him, but he still completed his mission and purpose.
The second reason I love Jesus is because he had immense respect for women and he encouraged them to follow him and spread the good news. Women had a big role in his ministry, among them Mary Magdalene and others. Jesus loved everyone unconditionally even women that society at that time labelled as outsiders. Or, even women with some kind of sickness.It is said that Jesus cured Mary Magdalene of various illnesses, which could have been mental illnesses. This shows that he had compassion for all as many people suffer from mental illness in their life time.
The third reason I love Jesus is because he was so kind hearted that even when he was suffering on the cross he was praying for those persecuting him and said, “Forgive them for they do not know what they do.
The fourth reason I love Jesus is because he represented what a good human being should be like. Even though Jesus was an ascended master he was also the ultimate human being for human beings should always strive to be ascended masters.
The fifth reason I love Jesus is because he was materially poor and humble yet spiritually rich. He didn’t eat fancy food, rather he ate bread, fish, and whatever herbs were available in that time in the land of Canaan, which at one point was part of the Assyrian Empire.
The sixth reason I love Jesus is because he is trustworthy and the best friend a person could ask for. He is the guiding light who gives us good counsel rather than guidance which will be to his own benefit. He is the best friend who teaches us to love others, but also love ourselves.
The seventh reason I love Jesus is because he was pure hearted. He has a great spirituality and he believes in loving all people regardless of where they are from, or what their ethnicity was, or is. He wanted to spread the good news not just in his homeland, but also to what was called the lands of the gentiles, which means the lands of everyone else outside the land of Canaan, which I reiterate was once a part of the Assyrian Empire.
The eighth reason I love Jesus is because I believe he would encourage having women priests today in the year 2017 and yes even before. He believes in women’s rights and although there are no female priests in the Vatican today, I believe Jesus would be for this right of women. I am emotional about this point because I always think about how to spread spirituality and women getting back the priesthood.
The ninth reason I love Jesus is because he loved children. He would never harm a child and he even said that people in heaven are innocent like children.
And last but not least, the tenth reason I love Jesus is because he gave witness to my Assyrian nation in the Sign of Jonah. Many people with PhD’s today try to prove that the Assyrians do not exist anymore, but Jesus the doctor of doctors said, “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah and behold a greater than Jonah is here.” This means Jesus believes in the Assyrians as a nation. Had the Assyrians been a wicked population as has been suggested by some mean spirited people, Jesus would have never given witness to us.
Jesus believed the Assyrians would be around until the Day of Judgment, so that means that we are here at the present time, and yes we will be here forever, no matter what anyone tries to do to this ancient nation, which is suffering immensely right now as a result of the silent genocide against us, and everyday losing more and more of our land in the Nineveh Plains North of Iraq, or what we call Occupied Assyria, and also because of the non-acceptance of our Assyrian identity… No matter what anyone says Jesus loved and loves the Assyrians and everyone!
That is all I wanted to say today. Thank you for reading. I want to also ask you what are the reasons that you love Jesus? Leave me a comment. I could think of many many more reasons… Love you all and love you Jesus....
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