Have you seen the W.W.J.D. bracelets? They remind us to ask “What Would Jesus Do?” A few years ago, a Holland, Michigan, youth group was reading the classic In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. One person came up with the idea of making W.W.J.D. bracelets to remind believers of the key question in that book: What would Jesus do in any given situation? Those bracelets have prompted thousands to pause and ponder that question.
As I think about the importance of this question in living a God-pleasing life, I wonder how many people need to ask a more basic question: W.D.J.D.—What Did Jesus Do?
Before contemplating the W.W.J.D. questions of life, we must first understand what Jesus did. He died on the cross to provide a sacrifice for us. Although innocent of any wrongdoing, He was crucified, taking upon Himself the punishment for our sin. He provided the only way to establish a relationship with a holy God.
What did Jesus do? He gave His life to give us life. Even if we were to live perfectly by the maxim W.W.J.D., we could never be good enough to reach heaven without Jesus’ sacrifice. For that, we have to depend on what Jesus did.
Have you put your faith in what Jesus did?
To follow Christ in all we do
Can be a worthy goal
If first we've put our trust in Him
To save our sinful soul. —Sper
If you've never met Christ, you can't follow Him.