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As I near the end of my slow crawl through the Gospels, I’m asking myself, “How accurate and how full is my understanding of Jesus?” There are things we say about Jesus’ character based on brief accounts of his words and interactions. I believe they’re true, and I’m not discounting what the Spirit chose to record. But, to be honest, it isn’t an extensive record.
One could argue that the Apostles DID have an intense companionship with Jesus, and their later writings add to the picture. John assures us that “there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25 ESV)
The inspiration for this poem is the idea that even as Jesus showed us what the Father is like, we show the world what Jesus is like.
Or do we?
#ambassadors #historicaljesus #john21v25 #imagodei #psalm1v3
(the background image is a mashup of some tree photo I grabbed somewhere, addition of a “bag,” and creative effects)