This is not a flash fiction, but a “flash-muse” which came to my heart yesterday morning. Read, reflect and recourse.
Many people think the suffering of Jesus was simply that of his death on the cross.
I beg to differ.
I recently studied John’s account of Jesus’ life and was alarmed at the amount of consistent mocking and opposition Jesus faced almost on a regular basis from the Pharisees and leaders.
“Blows will break my bones, but words won’t hurt me.”
Tell that to my foot.
Tell me constant opposition and harsh demeaning words don’t break even the strong man.
The Bible, through Isaiah called him “a man of sorrows, afflicted, despised, rejected.”
They always countered him and his words. You know that it is we that see Jesus as someone important – not them. We view Jesus with a glorious lens of divinity and power. They saw Jesus as a random guy.
“Ordinary carpenter’s son.” They snickered.
They always plotted to kill him. More than once, they tried to seize him, arrest him and push him off a cliff. They didn’t appreciate his miracles and good works. They accused him of having a devil, rather than glorifying God.
What more could trouble a man who gave all to the people that constantly tried to eliminate him!
Yet he held tenaciously to the claim of his identity with the father and the purpose of his life.
It wasn’t easy, but, to us and the whole world, it was worth it in the end.
If after all he experienced, he’s talking, then we need to pay attention.
So When he says he feels your weakness (Hebrews 4:15), he knows what he’s talking about. And he says he is able to help you when you come to his gracious throne to receive mercy and grace to help in time of need.
You haven’t faced a fraction of what Jesus faced. So what is that trouble? Or challenge?
Create your reality from the truth of God’s word and hold tenaciously to it until it comes to pass in your life.
That is faith!
And that is all what the healer requires you to do.