The Simple Complexity of Knowing Jesus (Devotion)
If ever I’ve read the most complex, simplest question, it is when Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do you say I am?" (Luke 9:18)
"Messiah", "Son of God" and "Savior" would all leap to mind when I heard that question.
It dawned on me that for a long time I’d been living in an ignorant – at best, totally naive – bubble of whom Jesus is to me today.
I thought I had the right, neatly-packaged answer that would place me at the top of the class if ever confronted with a Sunday school test: I believe that Jesus is my Savior and Lord.
And so the complexity began.
It shocked my rational, organized being to discover that the neatly-packaged answer I had satisfied in my mind for so long was far from actually knowing Jesus in all His fullness. That is, not my interpretation of His fullness.
It has made me realize: I want to spend the rest of my lifetime on earth, however long or short it may be, to get to know Jesus – in all His glory, His sovereignty, His love, His ways – completely...even though I know 10,000 lifetimes would never suffice for me to be able to say, “Aha! I know you completely now, Jesus!”
Even still, I will try my best, with all I am, to get to know the One who calls Himself “I AM”. And, that every answer, every need, and every moment of my life is, and will be, fulfilled by that Name.
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