Religious Giants/spiritual infants – 3
The most beautiful moments I have ever had in Grace was when I was left with nothing, broken, beaten, betrayed and bloodied by life – for in those moments – All that I needed was provided by The Gentle Hand of The One I call Lord Almighty and that Touch once realized makes you smile even though you are in utter agony!
“Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.” – Mark 9:7-8
The disciples were at best simple men with very little distinction or much in what we would call education, especially Peter, James and John. In this passage they were just left in utter shock and shutter on the ground in fear they asked if they could make a permanent base here because of what they had seen.
What they saw were two dead super saints Moses and Elijah on the mountain with Jesus in whiter clothes than anyone could imagine have a talk and visiting together!
To say that they were afraid is like saying oxygen is important for human life! Now in what would cause even greater fear they hear the voice of God Almighty, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” At this point I have to wonder if maybe more than one disciple was in need of cleaning themselves after this!
But whatever the case when they looked around all they needed is Exactly what they had – Jesus! All He was saying was “Love one Another as I have Loved you!” And All He cared about was getting on with healing others even though He knew that True healing would only happen in His agonizing death on the cross!
Jesus cared about one thing and one thing only – You! Jesus cared about on mission and one mission only – setting you Free from the weights and anchor of the law to total Freedom in Grace! Jesus cared about showing One thing and One thing only – Gods Deep and Burning Passion to have a one on One Love based relationship with You!
If a person or organization wants to Stop being a religious giant but a spiritual infant here is the key – Know what Jesus cared about, what His mission was, what He Lived for and Died for and Be About His business Here and Now!