Who Is Jesus…To You?
There has been personal loss and an ever increasing sense of the pain of this world for so many.
This week I watched with awe the outpouring of prayers and love that accompanied the rescue of the Thai children…and wondered why those same prayers and love weren’t going out to the desperate children on our border.
I especially didn’t (and don’t) understand why those who follow Jesus would not love those children.
It is apparent that my perception of Jesus…His person and His teachings…is different than some other folks perceptions.
This becomes more confusing as He has been more real to me in my trials than ever.
I thought it might be helpful (for me, if no one else) to compare and contrast what we believe about Jesus.
I’ll go first…
Jesus, the second person of the Holy Trinity was incarnated as fully God and fully human because of God’s love of the world.
God is most fully revealed in the person of Jesus and God is revealed as love on a rescue mission.
Jesus is King, now and forever, and I am His subject before allegiance to any earthly ruler.
Whatever duty and allegiance I have to any earthly government is superseded in every way by my allegiance to Jesus.
The King has a kingdom and my duty is to that kingdom before any earthy nation.
I am an ambassador of His kingdom to the one I dwell in here. I am a representative of the One who is love on a rescue mission. The mission is to the whole world.
The ways of the King and the dynamics of his Kingdom are recorded in The Beatitudes and The Sermon on the Mount.
They are, if you will, the Constitution of the kingdom.
Finally, everything I think, do, and say must be filtered through those truths.
Thus, for me I love and pray for the Honduran child, the Thai child, the Mexican child, and the American child… and the grown ups too.
They’re all made in image of God.
Caring for my neighbor supersedes political considerations, though it will inevitably have to include them.
Where do you agree?