Seven hours and thirteen minutes of sleep.
Three meals–well, kind of.
A couple of snacks.
A wash-up–bath or shower–cleaned my teeth.
Two good ideas that went bad.
One bad idea that surprisingly became good.
Got verbally attacked.
Tempted to retaliate.
Ate something that gave me gas.
Someone betrayed my confidence.
Awaiting a delivery–very late.
A headache after lunch. Am I imagining it?
A little sore throat. Probably.
An unexplained, very temporary depression.
Inspired by the sight of a beautiful lake.
Paid bills. Short on money. Or am I really?
Grateful for opportunity.
Birthday for old friend.
Tired as the day goes on.
Don’t want to think about tomorrow.
Not supposed to…
This is a summary of my day.
I’m not saying Jesus had the same day that I did. But somewhere along the line, he had the same elements in his day that I do all the time. You see, God believed He was being very intelligent when He sent Jesus to Earth to be totally human.
We, on the other hand, have spent 2,000 years trying to prove he was perfect, even though we don’t like perfect people–they turn us off.
Perfect people are too damn perfect.
Even though the Bible tells us he was tempted in every way, just like us, touched by our infirmities, and learned obedience through the things he suffered rather than having it absorbed from heaven, we continue to be uncomfortable with the idea that he shared our “goofyness.”
Matter of fact, insisting that Jesus had diarrhea would cause some of the more holy saints to stomp out of the room, considering you a heretic or at least gauche.
But here’s the question: why would we care about anybody who didn’t care enough about us to be one of us?
So we portray Jesus as half-God, half-man, like some sort of Greek mythology, or all-God and all-man.
We lose the effect of the Gospel because we’re afraid to show that Jesus had days just like ours.
If we can’t relate the Gospel to the 21st century, we need to stop expecting 21st century people to find the Gospel relatable.
Published by Jonathan Cring