Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lets Get Personal: A Look Into My Journal

No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
-I John 2:23

There is no way to God if one denies Jesus is His Son and the Christ (vs.22). On the other hand, to acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, assumes that God is the Father of such a Son, the One who anointed Jesus to fulfill His redemptive work. Yet so often, especially in city settings, people will claim to believe in a "god" who is the same as the God of the Bible, but refuse to believe that He had a Son, let alone a Son who provides the only means to the Father. I think this speaks to the high level of pride and self-sufficiency of confident city dwellers. 

To claim to have found "God" is a status claim; such an attainment shows how one has figured out what most can not or have not yet. On the contrary, to admit that one did not "figure out" God, but instead was carried on the back of their Shepard like a dumb lost sheep back to their rightful owner is incredibly humbling. To recognize that God has a Son whom He sent down to earth to show us how to know God and then forge the path for us gives us no credit. But that is exactly the point. The status claim comes not from how we have attained the unattainable, but how the unattainable attained us through His Son so that we might have the Father also.

Thank you God for sending your Son to bring me back to you.

1 comment:

  1. this is so wonderful... thank you for the reminder