This is Love
By Max Lucado
He was a God Man
Jesus was not a godlike man, nor a manlike God.
He was God-man.
Midwifed by a carpenter.
Bathed by a peasant girl.
The maker of the world with a bellybutton.
The author of the Torah being taught the Torah.
Heaven’s human. And because he was, we are left with scratch-your-head, double-blink,
what’s-wrong-with-this-picture? moments like these:
Bordeaux instead of H2O.
A cripple sponsoring the town dance.
A sack lunch satisfying five thousand tummies.
And, most of all, a grave: guarded by soldiers, sealed by a rock, yet vacated by a three-days-dead man.
What do we do with such moments?
What do we do with such a person?
We applaud men for doing good things. We enshrine God for doing great things. But when a man does God things? One thing is certain, we can’t ignore him.
© 2009 Max Lucado
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