Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Jesus Christ’s journey meant that he spent time at parties, dinners, friends’ houses, and enemies’ houses.
He told jokes.
He gave hugs.
Jesus explained to the the people, “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.“
“The Pharisees objected, ‘All we have is your word on this. We need more than this to go on.‘” 1
I couldn’t agree more.
Not with Jesus.
With the Pharisees.
“All we have is your word on this. We need more than this to go on,” I almost shutter at the thought.
It’s not that I question God’s character – I don’t – I just want more.
I like facts.
I like certainty.
I like the known.
I like the provable.
I like “sure-things.”
I like “it’s gonna-happen.”
I don’t like faith.
I don’t like “I hope so.”
I don’t like fear!
Really. I don’t.
God has an action plan for fears.
“Let God’s grace dethrone your fears.”, wrote Max Lucado. “Anxiety still comes, for certain. The globe still heats up; wars still flare up; the economy acts up. Disease, calamity, and trouble populate your world. But they don’t control it! Grace does…to meet your needs in his way at the right time.” 2
As I said, it’s not that I question God’s character, I just want more.
I just wish it was more often MY way at MY time.
1 – John 8:12-13, MSG
2 – From Max Lucado’s book Grace