“At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.”
It was gruesome, bloody, unfair. He was rejected by His own.
His silence speaks.
His eyes find mine. Right now. In this moment.
He wasn’t who they expected. It wasn’t how they imagined a Messiah. He didn’t fit their narrative.
They had ideas of the kind of king they wanted. It wasn’t Jesus.
Yet, He was and is I Am. And this infuriated the religious leaders.
Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”
“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.
“I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
The ones who claimed to know God didn’t know God at all.
Today, I remember. I remember the sacrifice He made.
What God does flows from who He is.
The darkness couldn’t stay because the Light had come. God illuminated the darkness then and He illuminates today.
When I remember who God is, it changes how I see what He does.
May we begin the art of remembering who He really is. The world is working overtime to override what we know. So we make a choice to invest in remembrance.
Today, I remember the sacrifice He made because God is love. Offering His only Son flowed out of who He is. He is love. He is just. He is holy.
Remembering is changing me. It takes my eyes drawn into myself and points them up to Him. As I stand in awe of who He is, all my fears fade away, anxieties dissolve, insecurities vanish.
He is infinitely more than I know. I want to know Him more.
I’m hungry and thirsty.
And I know I’m not alone. I know there are some of you just like me. You desire to know Him deeper. You want more of Him.
So I’ve created a tool to help us learn to remember. It’s a daily practice of refocusing back on God. To His Word. I share stories and His Word. We reflect and contemplate. We pray. We seek. He changes us. He draws us close as we draw near to Him.
He’s ready to do a new thing in you. Will you allow Him?
Illuminate – Seeing God by the Light of His Word is a 14 day experience. It’s audio with transcript, slipped quietly into your inbox once a day for 14 days. It’s yours to keep, never expires. You can listen over and over again.
I’ve included a sample from Day 6 – I Am. I pray it blesses you.