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Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:25)

Two thousand years have passed since Jesus Christ lived, and He remains the most influential man ever to walk the earth. The Son of God spoke as no man had ever spoken before or has since. The greatest teacher and preacher who ever lived, Jesus spoke with authority and offered forgiveness to sinners. Crowds gathered to hear Him speak and were amazed at His teaching. (Matthew 7:28-29)

Jesus was perfect and never uttered a word in error. He often spoke prophetically, and on several occasions foretold His death and resurrection. (Matthew 16:21) Jesus' powerful words never failed to deliver. Once, He commanded a violent windstorm to be still, and the wind and sea obeyed Him. (Mark 4: 35-41) While in Cana, Christ healed the nobleman's son, who was near death in Capernaum, by His words alone. "Your son will life," he told the nobleman. (John 4:50) And it was so. Even distance could not hinder the power of His words. Christ's words radically changed the life of Mary Magdalene, from whom He drove out seven demons. (Luke 8:2) One of Jesus' most devoted followers. Mary serves as an example of how the power of God can change a life. No matter how far someone has fallen into sin, they can be forgiven and transformed into a new creation in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Christ's words live on, and they continue to heal the sick, to transform lives, to bring peace to troubled hearts, and to offer forgiveness and salvation to humanity.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the words of Jesus that touch the heart as no other words can. In Jesus' name. Amen.

SUSAN FERGUSON

Susan Ferguson is a freelance writer who lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband. She is an accountant by profession and works during the day and writes at night. She is a member of Faithwriters and participates in their daily devotional. She likes to read, travel, and cook for family and friends.