Sunday, September 14, 2014
In Jesus we truly see who God is ----- and in Jesus we see the imprint of the divine that has come in the flesh. He has impacted us with the good news of God's grace. That impact truly changes us and has caused humanity and the very cosmos to change.
Christ's word has power ----- the power to sustain all things. That sustaining word holds together the very fabric of the universe. And the telos is found in Christ becoming the all in all. For this great God YHWH has made a purification for sins. Before, this bend that humanity caused in the creation had great influence upon the very cosmos. But now, Christ has made a purification which affected that bend and is making straight the path before us.
This imprint that God has placed upon the universe is found in a person. In the person of Jesus we see the powerful word revealed. In the person of Jesus we see humanity being created again. In the person of Jesus we see God's glory. In the person of Jesus we see YHWH ----- the great I AM.
This changes everything. For Christ sat down ----- so that we can know how to stand. Christ died ----- so that we can know how to live. Christ was born ----- so that we might know how to die. Christ spoke ----- so that we might know how to listen. Christ healed ----- so that we might know how to trust. Christ fed ----- so that we might know how to eat. Christ purified ----- so that we might know how to be. Christ rose from the dead ----- so that we might speak from the ashes.
A long time ago I wrote in a poem: "I am heaven and you are my answer." There is a question ----- I am not sure what it is ----- and I am not sure where it comes from ----- but, I do know the answer to it. It is us.
The question is found in the homeless guy on the platform in the NYC Subway saying: "The angels have dirty faces." The question is found in the loneliness and isolation of the man who sits at home by himself listening to televangelists and memorizing his Bible ----- but can't bring himself to be in fellowship with other believers. The question is found in the business owner asking: "What's in it for me?" ----- knowing the whole time that wasn't the real question. The question is found in the jailer who falls as Paul & Silas's feet saying "What must I do to be saved?" The question is a heart beat, a smile, a step, a drop of water, a blade of grass ----- and the answer is us!