Who is This?

We like for faith to make sense. We like for things to be neat and crisp and wrap up neatly into a little bow.

We like for faith to fit into our schedule, into our plans and to have its role within our lives. A role that we like, that we can monitor, that we can keep under control. A role that benefits us, but doesn’t really change too many things about us or our lives.

That is what we often wish that faith could be and would be.

But, in reality, that’s the one thing that true faith never is. It is never predictable. It is never safe. It never fits neatly into a box. Listen to what happens today in Luke 8: 22-25

One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”

jesus_calms_storm-1Who is this Jesus that the wind and the water obey Him. That’s not something that is safe. Jesus is never predictable. He is never just safe. He is never just ordinary.

He is the Son of God. He is savior of the world. He is the Lamb that was slain before the foundations of the world. He is God Himself. He is part of the Trinity. He made all things, and all things were made through Him and for Him.

He is the Christ. He is the Messiah. He is the Master and Lord of all. And He is our Lord and our Savior.

He is not ordinary.

He doesn’t want to be ordinary in your life. He wants to change it. He wants to change you. He wants you, today, to know real, awesome, amazing life.

He does.

Have you considered who He is today? His power. His majesty. His mercy. His grace. His love. His life.

And wants you to share in that power today. Really. You. Power. Today. That’s what He wants. Really.

Today, your faith doesn’t have to be plain or vanilla. It can be more alive than you’d ever think possible. It can be.

Who is this Jesus? Today, may He be Lord of all. And may His life give us the life we seek.

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