Friday, September 3, 2010

A Few Ways Jesus Will Blow Your Mind

  1. He, as God, the Creator of the entire world, became a baby. A baby totally vulnerable and dependent upon his mother to change his diapers, feed him, cloth him, and protect him from harm. God, the ultimate Caregiver, placed himself under the care of a teenage girl.
  2. He shunned fame, money, and possessions. He never owned a home, boat, or vacation property. He never married. Never had biological children. He never had sex. And he didn't have a "real" job. All the things we passionately pursue and define ourselves by, he did without.
  3. He loved, spoke to, and made time for the outcasts of society while rebuking the self-righteous and famous. He was a friend of "tax collectors and sinners."
  4. No one understood him, not even his closest friends. They were constantly confused and probably thought he was a bit loony. They tried to talk him out of following his plan, the plan God the Father had given him. One of his friends betrayed him. One denied him. No one really understood him.
  5. He died. God suffered. God was mocked, abused, and rejected. And while being crucified he prayed, "Father, forgive them; they don't know what they are doing" (Lk. 23:34).
What would you add?

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