In this familiar piece of poetry, Jesus promises God’s favor to the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who are persecuted. We can each find ourselves in this list somewhere. Why Jesus? Because Jesus is blessing.
Why does God go to great lengths to save this one baby? The truth of Jesus' story has a difficult beginning, but throughout his life Jesus will enter right into the difficulties of humanity again and again. What is your story? Has there been crisis, difficulty, an unexpected invitation, an unmerited forgiveness? Who went to great lengths to bring you here today? In this series we ask, "Why Jesus? Because Jesus is . . ."