There is a song that is on my heart for some time. It’s called ”Come Thou Fount”. Yes, it’s a really old hymn, I am not necessarily an old hits kind of person but any song that ministers to me I am hooked by it. So the verse I am mostly convicted by goes like this :
Come thou FountO to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be,
Let thy goodness like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee,
Prone to wonder, Lord I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love,
Here’s my heart, Oh take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.
For a period of time it was so easy for me to wander, to sin, to be separated from His presence. In those moments I needed something to keep me grounded, consistent in His presence. This was what I found, the power of the Cross.
What was Jesus really like?
Isaiah prophesied about the agonizing life of Jesus throughout his writings but the most impactful for me is the 53rd chapter. What I find even more striking is the verse that says ‘He is a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief’. I can relate to this from the perspective of always being aware of others sufferings and burdens. I trust we all feel each other’s burdens too. We simply cannot be living our “best life” and our brother is in need (emotionally, physically or spiritually). Let us be Christ centered and people focused.
So from the get go we can already see that Christ was just, well, salt. He would not have been deemed in our society as someone who is of value. Let’s look at it:
•He didn’t own a luxurious home, He didn’t even own a hole!
•He didn’t have money laying around, He had to bless any little provision for it to be sufficient. He had to fish just for a coin!
•He was never married, yes I am going there.
•He wasn’t widely accepted when the fish and bread wasn’t provided and followers were introduced to the hard core truth of discipleship, leaving only 12.
•At the moment when He most needed friends, He couldn’t find them, they fell asleep while He was in agony. They then left when He was captured. One denied even knowing Him at all! Could you have borne that!?