Our words reveal what's in our hearts. Our ideas are brought into the world and shared with others. They leave our lips and do work; inspiring creativity, sharing praise or pain, or worse, tearing others apart. What's in our minds is spoken, and from there our words exert power and control over this physical world. Whether they affect the people around us or alter our physical environment, what is unseen becomes seen as we change and shape our world every day with our words.
God's word revealed the heart of God, and his word affected our physical world more powerfully than we ever could. In fact, God's Word, the revelation of God's heart, is the author of everything we see.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the incarnation of the Word of God. He is the revelation of God's heart in the flesh. He revealed the heart of God in everything he did, and everything he said. Even the circumstances surrounding his birth revealed surprising aspects of God's character. Many admire the powerful, the wealthy, and the astute. But God sent his Son to thewise,the humble, and those in the lowest castes of society.
He was born to a people conquered by a hostile political power, to a family of meager income, and on the day of his birth, the only place available for his birth was a stable. With animals being the transportation and tools of his era, this would be comparable to being born in a garage. The king of the earth did not arrive in grandeur, pomp and circumstance, he came to his own and loved even those of humble means. This is the love of God.
While we strive for upward mobility, Jesus practiced and preached servanthood.
He spent his life on earth teaching everyone around him truths about the kingdom of heaven, the character of God, and the care of God for humanity. He served people and met their needs, revealing God as he went.
Jesus upheld women, helped the homeless, and cared about prostitutes. He was an affront to an establishment which sought to raise itself up out of a broken world by political and monetary gain. As he gained a following, the powerful felt threatened and his enemies rose up and conspired against him.
Sentenced to Death
In a world that hungers for justice, justice for heartache and brokenness, justice for wrongs done and war waged, one final lamb took on the punishment for all. While the powerful sought victory through politics and positional power, Jesus submitted himself to death.
Foretold by as many as 300 prophesies, the crucifixion of Christ was written in the foundations of history. Leaders and crowds alike mocked him for not being able to save himself, but what they didn't know is that it was all in the plan. He was to be the final sacrifice for the brokenness of humanity, the lamb of God.
The eternal creator of our world, the author of our hearts, and the one whose passion and love knows no bounds is most fit to govern our lives and our world. Consider the rulers of the earth, the political and economic powers that be, then read about Jesus' life, and decide whose leadership you would like to be under.
He promised to send the Holy Spirit to teach us all things. We were not always believers; but coached by a divine whisper, our hearts have changed, and we have known the glory and love of the author of our hearts. He has transformed our minds and renewed our hearts, giving us glimpses of insight into the heavenly realms both now and for an eternal future.