You can follow Jesus for decades . . . You can memorize entire books of His inspired Word . . . You can do a zillion character studies on our suffering Savior, and you’ve only touched the hem of His character, only heard whispers of the God He really is (Job 26:14). There is more to be discovered, more to be said, more reasons to worship because, when it comes to Jesus, there is always more. In her new book, Revive Our Hearts founder Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth assigns one word to the vastness of Jesus: incomparable. He’s unequaled, unrivaled, unique . . . extraordinary. He’s all that and more—so much more.

How might it shift your focus and fill your heart this Easter season if you focused on this truth: whatever you know of Jesus, He is infinitely more?

More to the Story

Read Matthew 27–28 slowly, looking for more of Jesus’ character than you’ve seen before.

Consider Jesus before Pilate in Matthew 27:11–14. When the governor asked Him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “You have said so” (v. 11 ESV). He said no more.

Verses 15–23 describe a crowd foaming at the mouth. When given the choice between releasing Jesus or Barabbas, they cried out, “Let him be crucified!” in reference to Jesus (v. 22 ESV). They wanted more than His compliance, more than His imprisonment. They wanted Him dead. Yet who has ever been more determined, more righteous, more focused than Jesus in that moment?

In verse 25 that same crowd screamed, “His blood be on us and on our children!” If the Father had rightly demanded their death (and ours!) as the punishment for sin, the streets would never stop running with blood, yet Christ’s blood was and is sufficient because He’s perfect, far more perfect than we can ever be.

The cross is more painful than we want to acknowledge; Christ’s death was more unjust than our finite minds can comprehend. His love for us was more costly than we can express. The wrath of the Father was poured out more and more until Jesus cried, “It is finished.” Because Christ completed the work of redemption on the cross, no more was needed (Isa. 53:5).

Then the world was wrapped in palpable darkness, a picture of our reality without Christ. Evil is more oppressive than we dare imagine, unchecked sin more destructive than we care to face. But Jesus was not done, of course. There was more work to be accomplished.

Alive Forevermore

Jesus didn’t stay dead. He rose again, putting sin and death under subjection to His power. But wait, there’s more:

For if we have been united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be in the likeness of his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be rendered powerless so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin. —Romans 6:5–6

There’s nothing humdrum about the resurrection, nothing finite about our Savior. If your heart is feeling stagnant this Lenten season, or if you’re more caught up in the trappings of earth than the wonders of heaven, ask Jesus to reveal more of Himself. The more you know of Jesus, the more your soul will burst with praise. As Nancy writes,

One thing is for sure: the more you know Him, the more you will come to find that He is indeed . . . Incomparable

About the Author

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, and together they parent four energetic boys on their small farm in the midwest. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, the content manager … read more …