God, the Great I AM

"Whom seek ye?" was the fearless question with which Christ Jesus lovingly met the traitorous Judas and his band when they rudely broke the stillness of the garden to which the Master had withdrawn to commune with the Father, in final preparation for his crowning demonstration over matter, malice, and mortality. Their blunt reply was, "Jesus of Nazareth." This elicited Jesus' spirited declaration. "I am he," which so startled mortal mind that, we read in the Gospel according to St. John, "they went backward, and fell to the ground." Held in vassalage by error, these persecutors of the just Nazarene were incapable of standing before him who was the Messianic representative of Truth.

Christ Jesus proved by his teaching and example that the man of God's creating can neither fall nor fail, for in the face of direst temptation he maintained man's God-sustained uprightness. Invariably, his words and his works abased evil and exalted good. Lifting up the Christ, he elevated men's thinking and glorified God.

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