Jesus and His Humanity
We are starting a series leading into Easter looking at the
life of Jesus – the centre of our faith, the reason we live, the example of how we are trying to live.
So let’s start with Jesus and his humanity.
If you’ve looked at many of the pictures painted of Jesus (like the one here) – he always seems to be a guy in robes, with product in his hair and rouge on his face – not really a guy that is easy to worship
These pictures create the wrong image of Jesus – soft, weak, mild, religious – and by spending some time in the Gospels we can see how untrue this is – he lived a full human life – with a full range of human emotions.
He was a normal guy. Two eyes, two arms, two legs, from Nazareth, with a mum and a dad, two brothers, James and Jude, he was hungry and he ate, thirsty and drank, was a child, went through puberty to become a man, he asked questions, had friends… you get the idea.
He lived as a human, as an example – so we can relate to him and so he can relate to the things we deal with.
- he had to work to pay the bills
- he was physically abused, got spat on, had lies told about him and money stolen from him
- religious people kepting trying to catch him out and make fun of him
- his friends turned
their back on him. Peter denied him. Judas betrayed him. Thomas doubted him.
Is any of this starting to sound familiar?
Jesus gets it.
He has lived it.
He is now back on His throne – saying – “Come to me.”
So let’s be reminded of the real Jesus.
Let’s be astonished, amazed and humbled.
Let’s follow Him.
Let’s Be The Church.