Monday, February 10, 2014
Jesus is not a cork ...
There's a problem with that sentiment: Jesus isn't a cork!
This statement makes it seem as if we're almost whole except for a hole, and if we just plug Jesus into that little open cavity in our heart, then we would be complete. From this perspective, you would almost think Jesus was made for us, but that's not what scripture says ...
"Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see --- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him," Colossians 1:15-16.
Instead of Jesus seen as being a little stopper to plug our heart, we need to understand He is the Creator who provides the way to change our heart from the utter corruption of sin it has undergone ...
"The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?" Jeremiah 17:9
We don't even begin to understand our purpose for existing until we see Christ as more than a well-meaning piece of cork, but as both Lord and Savior who came so that our hearts, and minds, and whole beings could be transformed into His likeness, truly holy and righteous.
You can't do that with a piece of cork.
Are you trying to plug Jesus into a little space in your life? Or is the purpose of your life all about Him?