Can we Talk about Jesus?

Today, if it’s okay with you, I would like to talk about Jesus. Over the weekend I was praying and an old conversation came up. It was about how much time I spend with God, or more specifically, how I don’t spend much time with him at all. Now it’s not like I don’t try, It just never really seems to be the main thing on my mind. I’m sure you can relate to this, life happens and before I know it a week has gone by. I feel like this is a relatively common experience. Which when you think about it, is a little odd.

In this post, we are going to talk about Jesus, and how strange it is that we place things in front of him.

Let’s start off with a poem about Christ by Steve Turner. (Listen to the way he illustrates the mind and heart of Jesus)

“I woke in a place that was dark

The air was spicy and still

I was bandaged from head to foot

The morning that death was killed.

I rose from a mattress of stone

I folded my clothes on the sill

I heard the door rolling open

The morning that death was killed.

I walked alone in the garden

The birds in the branches trilled

It felt like a new beginning

The morning that death was killed.

Mary, she came there to find me

Peter with wonder was filled

And John came running and jumping

The morning that death was killed.

My friends were lost in amazement

My father, I knew, was thrilled

Things were never the same again

After the morning that death was killed.”

I really like this poem and I think that it captures the attitude of Christ. I love how the author describes Jesus’s thoughts as either an observation or about someone else. Now I know that we can’t, empirically know, what Jesus was thinking on “the morning that death was killed”. However, based on what we do know about Jesus, I think that Steve Turners has given us an accurate illustration of how Jesus’s humility and Love drove his thoughts. And the fact that it’s not far fetched to imagine that Jesus was thinking about Mary, Peter, and his Father instead of himself after the resurrection, is mind-blowing!

I mean, think about what he just did… He defeated death…. DEATH! I don’t know about you, but I for one can’t make an A in school without celebrating that accomplishment. I guarantee you that if I had defeated DEATH for all humanity, a monument to my accomplishment would have only been the warm-up.

Rick Warren is his book The Purpose-Driven Life defines humility like this.

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less,”

Rick Warren , The Purpose-Driven Life

The fact that Jesus made his resurrection about us and his father instead of himself, is a testimony to how humble he is and to how much he loves us. As a disciple of this man. His attitude challenges me. He has accomplished things that are beyond my imagination. He SPOKE things into existence, which are so complicated that it has taken us thousands of years to develop the tools needed to break them apart, in order to start learning how they work. Yet he remains the very definition of humility and Agape Love. As his student, this challenges me.

And these are only a couple of the mind-boggling attributes of the man we call Jesus, our savior, and our God.

It’s not often said like that, but Jesus is our God. Listen to what Paul has to say about Christ.

“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:5-6

Jesus was not just a good teacher or just a benevolent man. He is God, made manifest in human flesh. The invisible made visible.

“The mystery of Jesus is the mystery of divine personality.”

James Stewart

When you really look at it, the fact that we spend so much time focusing on physical thing instead of him is quite depressing. But we do…. In light of this, I would encourage you to take the time to spend some time with your God, Savior, and Friend. 

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