In Case You Were Wondering…

The government is very keen to keep telling us,

We’re all in this together

as if to convince us that they know and feel the pain of the ordinary man and woman, when many suspect that they actually haven’t got a clue, cushioned as they are from “real life”.

I guess there are those who think the same of God – that he has no clue what it is like to actually have to try to live in this world…

So, John the Baptist is emphatic that he isn’t the Messiah.  The people who flocked to him must have been wondering, who then was.

Jesus came as one of them, and queued up alongside them to be baptized.  How that encapsulates all there is about Jesus.  He came as the ordinary man or woman in the queue, one of us – and yet so much more…

Luke 3:21-22

The Baptism of Jesus

21 While everyone else was being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. Then as he prayed, the sky opened up, 22 and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in the form of a dove. A voice from heaven said, “You are my own dear Son, and I am pleased with you.”

The truth was out.  Yes Jesus was living as a human being, but he is God’s son.

That is, for me, what makes it all so awesome.  God fully understands what it is to be a human being, to live our life with all the stresses, strains and trials that entails.  But he is also God.  God knows our life, he’s lived it.  Jesus lived life on earth in the way God had always intended it to be.  The reactions and teachings we see in Jesus are what God has always been trying to tell his people – in Jesus he came and lived them so we could see.

Thank you God

that you came to earth

in the person of Jesus,

that he lived a human life,

yet lived it your way,

so we could see it.

May I learn from all he showed us,

and live my life

your ways

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