You can often tell what mattered most to a person by what they leave behind when they depart this world.
What Jesus left behind is more astonishing when you think of what he didn’t leave:
- No wife or child
- No house
- No clothes
- No money
- No business
- No writings (directly authored while he was on earth)
- No hymns
- No portrait
- No buildings
- No cross remnant
- No confirmed gravesite
So scant a corporeal trace did Jesus leave that some have claimed he was a myth. The only things he left behind were people who believed his gospel. Jesus left his Word (teaching) and his church (a few hundred people).
And these two legacies changed the course of history. They are, in fact, what history is all about.…