Saturday, October 22, 2005

Truly Human Truly God

When I saw Zoe's post on the title. I know she has been reading the book we are both obsessed with. In fact we are obsessed with the same dude...err, i mean Jesus.

I mentioned quite a while ago in my blog that I discovered myself more attracted to his humanity than his deity. These thoughts still lingered on.

The all powerful one decided to become like me. This is such an understatement. I dont suppose being God who became a human being, he didnt need his mommy to take care of him, to teach him how to talk, to give him a hug when he hurt himself, change his poopy diaper etc. I dont suppose he wasnt tempted to tell lies, fight back when he was being picked on, or use his superpowers to impress his know, being God!!!

I dont suppose he lived his life without struggle. The staff studied on the Temptation of Jesus just yesterday on bible study. I believed it wasnt just an isolated event, pondering on the nature of the tempatation itself. Basically Satan was testing him, if he could really be a human without sin, without using his divine powers, without cheating. The temptation didnt just end at the desert. It was an ongoing struggle throughout his ministry, even until the very last moment in Gethsemane, it was evident. Jesus was vulnerable. He struggled but I know he never gave in. In fact he was very open with his struggle. He asked his disciples to pray for him.

God asked his disciples to pray for him. (Doesnt that blow your mind away?) He needed their support, even when the spirituality of his disciples were questionable then. He was humble. Real. Down to earth.

Today there are lots of people who love and worship men who CANNOT be gods.

But I naturally love my God who CAN be a human.


Anonymous said...

i like you a lot.

KK said...

I would think at the moment that when you think of Jesus, the only notion of what we have of Him is what the bible describes, the portrait of His human life. But I'm sure that one day when we behold Him in glorious heavenly splendour, we will stand there speechless, because there'll be no words to describe it, nor minds enough to comprehend it.

Maybe that's why Mercy Me sang that song, "I can only imagine." :P

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus?
Or in awe of you be still?
Will I stand in your presence?
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing Halelluja?
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

Anyway, good thoughts! I love the way you think! :P

Anonymous said...

i must admit... when i first read this, i skimmed through it and rolled my eyes. i wanted funny, but... i tried again. it's good stuff.