Wednesday, July 9, 2008

In the flesh

“When God chose to reveal himself, he did so(surprise of surprises) through a human body. The tongue that called forth the dead was a human one. The hand that touched the leper had dirt under its nails. The feet upon which the woman wept were calloused and dusty. And his tears.. oh, don’t miss the tears… they came from a heart as broken as yours or mine has ever been.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses.”
So, people came to him. My, how they came to him! They came at night; they touched him as he walked down the street; they followed him around the sea; they invited him into their homes and placed their children at his feet. Why? Because he refused to be a statue in a cathedral or a priest in an elevated pulpit. He chose instead to be Jesus…

Remember that.

Remember that the next time you find yourself amazed at your own failures.
Or the next time acidic accusations burn holes in your soul…
Remember. It is a man who creates the distance. It is Jesus who builds the bridge.

“Just call me Jesus.””

God Came Near – Max Lucado

The baby Jesus with the glowing halo shown in all the Nativity scenes never existed. Jesus existed, but he was a person that wouldn’t have jumped out in the crowd for most of his life. He put himself in the position to have to live a “regular” life, full of joys and full of disappointments. Because He chose to live out this life, He does understand. He really does. That is such a comfort to me. He understands me and He still chooses to love me!!!!