Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Our worship is directed at someone we are hardly capable of understanding. Here is a person with the strength, the power to rule the world. He is capable of annhialating the planet with the force of His word. Should he command it, our own bodies would cease to function and we would be undone – both physically and mentally. His presence causes demons to shudder and cry out.
Yet, in all this, He is the embodiment of love. He would take a child and bring them into the center of our focus. He reminds us that to be first you should be last. He tells us to love our enemies and pray for people that hurt us. His greatest commands are to love.
Then He turns to laying down our own lives. Didn’t He save us so that we could live? Now, He commands us to take up our cross and follow Him. Not just letting go of what we want and live for but taking up His “mantle” of self-sacrifice, self-abasement, putting ourselves in the place of humility, of peace.
And what does He want from us? To make us look like Him, act like Him, little pictures of God in the flesh working and squirming and eking out our existence here. In a world that is certifiably crazy, He wants us to be sane. He wants us to bring joy. He wants us to be open and honest. He wants us to be alive.
He is impossible to follow. I CAN NOT be like Him for He is perfection and I am so flawed.
Tie me to You, Lord. Bind me to Your life, Your ways. You promised and You never break Your promises.