Saturday, July 10, 2010

Look to Jesus

If we want to know what it means to be human there is only one place to turn: Jesus.  If we want to know God there is only one place to turn: Jesus.  Elias Dantes in his essay on the incarnation of Jesus wrote:
“If you want to know what it means to be a human being and to stand for the humanity of man look to Jesus Christ.  If you want to know God, look to Jesus Christ” (Christ the One and Only; The Incarnation of Christ and its Implications; p. 18).

Hebrews 2:17 reminds us that Jesus became a man in order to make atonement for our sins.  One implication of this reality is that Jesus is our example of what it means to live a truly faithful life; for Christ Jesus lived out what it means to be created in the image of God.  Thus we are urged; Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did (1 John 2:6; NLT).

Not only is Jesus our example for living, but He is also the truth about who God truly is.  Jesus said that anyone who has seen Him has seen the Father (John 14:9).  Jesus, by the way He lived, expressed precisely, in terms our finite minds could grasp, the character of God.

Since we are created in God’s image to reflect His glory, is it any wonder that these two realities are connected in Jesus?

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