Thursday, September 3, 2009
Do you remember what it was like. He loved you past yourself. Cared for you unconditionally. Looked you in the face and you knew He was actively listening. He let you talk. He let you feel. He let you be who He had created you to be. He didn’t judge you. He didn’t make assumptions, He was just there.
Do you remember what it was like when you heard they were going kill Him. You knew He was innocent, you knew He hadn’t done anything wrong. This kind, gentle, loving, healer. This one who took away your sins. This one who gave you purpose, promise and permission to be yourself. This man, rabbi, messiah, savior, and friend.
You saw what happened when He raised Lazarus from the dead. The joy of two grieving sisters. The amazement of a doubting crowd. You’ll never forget the emotion of the woman who was healed who had been suffering with the illness of blood for 12 years. Her relief, her joy, her happiness that she once again was made whole. She had struggled for 12 horrible years: rejection, fear, anxiety, loneliness, having her named ruined. And in a moment this indescribable man took all that away.
He feed 5,000, He walked on water, He forgives sin, heals diseases, opens blind eyes, calls people to leave everything behind and follow Him. His mother was a virgin, His father is the Creator. He is worshiped by angels; He commands the seas and controls the weather. He is constant, never changing, omnipresent, omnipotent, He was there in the beginning and He will decided when it all in the End.
John 1 (The Message)
1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
3-5Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn't put it out.