Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will  realize that I AM.   John 8:28

Poor Jesus.  Can you imagine what it would be like to know that the follks you were speaking to were so dense that it would take you death for them to realize who you are?  He must have been so frustrated.  Here he has been speaking in the temple, having dinner with people, speaking on the hillsides, baptizing, working miracles, and people still weren’t getting it.  Not only were they not getting it, they were arguing about it.  Wow, some people.

Can you imagine what it’s like for him now?  Not only do we have the stories of thte miracles, and his words written down for us, we know of his death and we know of his resurrection.  Yet, do we realize who he is and the impact that truth has on us?  Do we know who Jesus is?  It must be even more frustrating!

Human naturue is such that we can often be dense.  We can often be so reliant on logic, proof, our own ways of thinking that we miss the bigger picture.  We miss the fact that God goes beyond our logic, goes beyond our ability to prove, and goes beyond what our minds can think that God is, was, and will be.  

God came to this earth, through Jesus, so that we may see beyond our own limitations.  We weren’t getting it any other way.  Jesus provided humanity with a tangible God; a God that spoke our language, felt our feelings, lived as we live.  Jesus also promised to remain present with us throught the Holy Spirit so that generations will know the truth of God.  Do we realize this truth?  Do we realize the I AM?

Rev. Joan

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