Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Who Is This Jesus?


 The world has lots of heros. Who's yours? A little boys ask mommy to tie a long red scarf around his neck, then spreads his arms and 'flies' around the room to emulate his hero...swooping down to 'save the day!'. At school the next day a fireman visits, then this same little boy dreams of fighting fires someday.


How many little boys dream of being like Jesus someday? Caring about those who the world threw away? Actually touching people's hearts for God? Swooping in and rescuing everyone from the Pharisees??



Is Jesus your example as well as your Savior? Could you be the example for this little boy. The one who sparks his heart to want to be like Jesus someday? 



Well then, have you watched how Christ walked and talked with people? Have you read about the actual people that He took the time to stop and deeply care know, those that others would pass on by? Have you witnessed so many of the times when His love opened truth could make it's way in?



Oh, yes! Have you read about Pauls Hero?  Paul is so confident of His Hero Jesus, that He says that we can emulate him because He emulates Christ. 1 Cor. 11:1


 So the question is; is He a Hero that's strong enough to do anything and save matter how deep the sin?? Can you trust Him that much that you are willing to emulate Him by giving each step you take to Jesus? Cause you know -- He might just lead you to care about someone you might have otherwise overlooked! Are you willing?


But is this hard? Jesus said He'll lead and His burden is light...honestly, all we do is turn our eyes upon Jesus and trust Him to lead...every step...everyday. He is more than a Hero!


Heb. 3:1
"Therefore, holy brethren, sharers with others in a heavenly invitation, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest whose followers we profess to be."


"Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in His wonderful face

And the things of earth will

Grow strangely dim in the

Light of His glory and grace."


The song here is my all time favorite from the 70's. The person who recorded this on video also recorded a short excerpt of a sermon at the beginning...but it's apropos. The singer is Larry Norman, and the lyrics I thought were on the screen, are now below :).


Who was and is Jesus? Some say He was an outlaw.


 Some say he was an outlaw,

that he roamed across the land,
With a band of unschooled

ruffians and few old fishermen,
No one knew just where he came

from, or exactly what he'd done,
But they said it must be something

bad that kept him on the run.


Some say he was a poet, that

 he'd stand upon the hill
And  his voice could calm an angry

crowd and make the waves stand still,
And he spoke in many parables

 that few could understand,
But the people sat for hours

 just to listen to this man.



Some say a politician who

spoke of being free,
He was followed by the masses

 on the shores of Galilee,
He spoke out against corruption

 and he bowed to no decree,
And they feared his strength

 and power so they nailed him to a tree.



Some say he was a sorcerer, a man of mystery,
He could walk upon the water,

he could make a blind man see,
And he conjured wine at weddings

and did tricks with fish and bread,
That he talked of being born again

and raised people from the dead.


Some say he was the Son of God,

 a man above all men,
And he came to be a servant and

to set us free from sin,
And that's who I believe he was 

yes, that's what I believe,
And I think we should get ready

 cause it's time for us to leave


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post, if only Jesus was the superhero for the children of today.


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