In the words of Eric Liddell, Olympic Gold medallist and the most popular athlete Scotland has produced who was portrayed in the award-winning film Chariots of Fire, from is book The disciplines of the Christian Life
The life of Jesus is the most beautiful there has ever been. One would have thought people would be naturally attracted by it, but attractiveness is not the only virtue of real goodness: it challenges.
The challenge of Jesus’ life was too great. The people saw by comparison how much of their goodness was only outward show, it was only skin deep. They were too petty to answer the challenge. They crucified him instead.
Have a great aim – have a high standard – make Jesus your ideal. Be like him in character. Be like him in outlook and attitude towards God and man. Be like him in the home – thoughtful, patient, loving. Be like him in your work – honest, reliable always willing to go the ‘second mile’. Be like him in your social life – approachable, unselfish, considerate. Make him an ideal not merely to be admired but also to be followed.
Paul writing to the Colossians says this:
He is the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth., visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities: all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church: he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fulness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood. Shed on the cross.
Colossians 1:15-20 NIV
HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE AND HE WILL MAKE YOUR HEART SING.