I created this image of the South African Kingfisher with paint on a canvas. It is a beautiful South African bird but that is not a real Kingfisher, that is an image of the Kingfisher which I constructed from memory, looking at it and also from photographs.
In similar fashion people have met Jesus and they have written their experiences in the scriptures. They saw Him for real. The gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written by people who had seen Jesus, walked with Him, heard Him, others wrote down the accounts of other people who knew Jesus (Luke). What is written is AN IMAGE of Jesus Christ and from what people read in the Bible they create an image of Christ but it is not Jesus Christ. You can only KNOW Jesus Christ if you see Him FACE TO FACE, if you know Him person to person.
Most believers worship AN IMAGE OF JESUS CHRIST. They like to look at the IMAGE. This picture is not a Kingfisher, it is an IMAGE of a Kingfisher. It might be close, it might be good to look at but it is not a Kingfisher. It just gives you an idea of what it looks like but you need to SEE IT yourself, you need to hear it sing.
Many people just worship an image of Jesus Christ. They are happy with the image but they don't know Him, they don't follow Him and they will stand before Him and He will say to them:”I don't know you.” They worship an IMAGE. Jesus Christ is ALIVE and He reveals Himself to those who seek Him – if you seek Him, you find Him! If you want to see a real Kingfisher, come to South Africa and see it for yourself. If you want to know Jesus Christ for real, GO ON YOUR KNEES AND SEEK HIM WITH ALL YOUR POWER and you will find Him, and you will KNOW HIM FOR REAL. And only then you can follow Him.
Are you worshiping, following an IMAGE of Jesus Christ as you have read it in the Bible or from the account of other people who truly know Jesus or do you know Him for yourself? Do you follow the IMAGE or do you follow Jesus HIMSELF?
May Jesus bless you.