Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. —Acts 2:36
You and I are not always satisfied with the manner in which God deals with us. We would very much like to do something new, something difficult, something big and dramatic—but we are called back. For everything we need, we are called back to the simplicity of the faith, to the simplicity of Jesus Christ and His unchanging person.
The very same Jesus—a Brother who bears your image at the right hand of the Father, and who knows all your troubles and your weaknesses and sins, and loves you in spite of everything!
The very same Jesus—a Savior and Advocate who stands before the Father taking full responsibility for you and being easier to get along with than the nicest preacher you ever knew and being easier to approach than the humblest friend you ever had.
The very same Jesus—His is the sun that shines upon us, He is the star of our night. He is the
giver of our life and the rock of our hope. He is our safety and our future. He is our righteousness,
our sanctification, our inheritance.
That very same Jesus—who is Lord and Christ—is my Brother, my Savior, my Advocate, my hope, my life. Thank You for that astounding and humbling truth. Amen.