Making Sense of Life's Messes

When I think of Jesus…

When I think of Jesus, I don’t think of a bullheaded, selfish, arrogant King. I think of a humble, self-sacrificing, feet-cleaning leader…the King of ALL Kings.

When I think of Jesus, I don’t envision Him throwing rocks at the prostitutes, I see Him standing up to protect the broken.

When I think of Jesus, I don’t imagine He'd tote around a Bible with the Pharisees, I imagine He WAS the living Word—in such a way that people longed to follow after Him, not because they were chastised into lawful submission.

When I think of Jesus, He’s not sitting alone, proud of His accomplishments and His blameless life, He’s pursuing the broken and being called one of them.

When I think of Jesus, I don’t think His eyes are fixed on the generous offering, I think He’s more concerned about the sacrificial giver, the one that gave the least in amount, but the most of what they had.

When I think of Jesus, I think of His willingness to enter into a broken, evil, hateful world, to offer ALL He had on their behalf…because He wanted to.

When I think of Jesus, I think that even in His last breath, He pleaded with God for this wretch’s forgiveness.

When I think of Jesus, I think of love. How He asked you and me time and time again to LOVE one another, that love is greater than faith or hope. Oh how we forget.

When I think of Jesus, I think of forgiveness.

When I think of Jesus, I think of redemption.

When I think of Jesus, I think of newness, fullness, joy.

When I think of Jesus . . . I think of love.

Love that doesn’t make sense.
Love that is wreckless.
Love that is selfless.
Love that keeps no record of wrongs.
Love that pursues.
Love that speaks loud and sits quietly.
Love that endures.
Love that meets people in their mess.
Love that gets its hands dirty.
Love that cleans, restores, renews.
Love that frees.
Because Love always wins.

…That’s the Jesus inside of me.

  • http://sjkimerely.tumblr.com sj kim

    This was such an uplifting read, KRead! See what I did there?… lol. Sorry, that was lame. But, seriously!! :)