Thursday, March 1, 2007

Expecting Jesus

Jesus is alive.  As Christians we know this to be true.  We believe in the resurrection story and we're confident that He returned to be with the Father in heaven.  We look forward to HIs return one day.  But sometimes I think we forget that He is also with us here and now!  Here are a few verses:
Romans 13:14         Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
1 John 1:3              We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:9    God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
1 Corinthians 5:4 4 When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
Why don't we go through today with the expectation that Jesus will show up in our individual lives.  He can show up in our thoughts at work, or in line at the grocery store.  He can show up in the midst of our current anxieties.  He can show up in the middle of a dispute between a parent and child.  He will find us when we think we are alone in our fear and discouragement.  He will fill our minds with joy as we reflect on truth.  In fact, isn't this the great thing about being a Christian?  We have the privilege of seeing the Lord "show up" in our personal lives!
Rob Smith

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