Sunday, May 18, 2014

Have you ever seen Christ in the flesh?

    Have you ever seen Jesus in the flesh? Has He ever appeared in front of you?

    Have you ever wished He would? Well I don't know about you but for me it would be nice to see Him from time to time just for affirmation that He is real and alive. I know what you are thinking; I am supposed to have faith and not need affirmation, but sometimes it would be cool just to know that He is out there, watching over me, watching over you and that things are not as bad as they seem...
    We all know that Jesus is alive and well, and that He is in control, and that He loves us and is taking care of things for us when we ask Him to and give them over to Him. In 2 Chronicles chapter 20 Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah was informed by some of his men that the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites and the Meunites were coming up to battle against him so he set his face to The Lord and commanded all in his Kingdom to do the same and God heard his prayer and fought the battle for him by telling King Jehoshaphat to go down and stand against them and that He would fight for them. And He did, those armies fought against each other and were defeated by themselves in what I can only call Holy confusion! 

    So have you ever seen Christ in the flesh?

    I can say that I have seen Christ in the flesh, every time I see someone helping a stranger load something heavy in their car or stopping to help a stranger who has a flat tire, or someone helping a stranger with directions, or those who give to help some stranger in another country hear the Gospel... Yup I call it the Good Samaritan Syndrome (See Luke 10:25-37) and I try to make sure I am infected with it every day. It is not always easy but as long as I trust God with my day and start with Him I find that it is easier and easier...How about you?