Five things I dig about Jesus
I got tagged (again! 😉 ) by Mom Loves Being at Home for my thoughts on what I dig about Jesus.
- His mercy. By nature, I tend to judgement, rather than mercy. But I am so grateful that God isn’t just like me. He’s infinitely better than all of my strengths and weaknesses.
- The fact that He is never confused by a situation, or stuck by a problem. He has all the answers, and that gives me hope. If I’m in a difficult situation, I just need to focus on Him, and listen closely to Him, and eventually, He’ll light the path He wants me to take. As a Christian, nothing is ever hopeless.
- His creativity. I absolutely love how He has painted and formed our world. I love His love of beauty, and His careful, artful thoughtfulness, His intricacy. He is absolutely creative — He continually creates — and this drive for creating is one of His attributes that He places a portion of in we, part of His creation.
- The fact that He has all truth. Every bit of absolute truth out there — in science, in theology, in math, in every area of every discipline — was thought up by Jesus. Every one of our new “discoveries” was known to Him, long ago. Jesus is concerned, yes, with the development of our relationship with Him, and the state of our spirits. But He is also the absolutely most brilliant mathematician, historian, scientist, philosopher et al, that ever was, or ever will be, and as Christians, we get to tap into that aspect of His nature.
- That He makes it so fulfilling to worship Him. The Christian life is so paradoxical. In one way, none of it is about me — it’s more about the Body of Christ (the totality of all Christians), about God Himself, about the Kingdom of Christ (His rule and reign), about God’s triumph over sin and death — all things much grander than li’l’ ol’ me could ever be…. but there is another side of Christianity that is operative at the very same time: the intimate, tender, joyous, exciting, challenging, lovely, alive, beautiful, emotional, personally-fulfilling nature of knowing and being known by Jesus.
I’m not going to tag anyone on this. However, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear your thoughts on Jesus, either in the comments below, or on your own blog.