Does God Live in You?

www.bible.com/1713/1jn.4.15.csb

Could you contain the Creator of the Universe? Could you hold Him in your heart? Sounds impossible, but this is the promise of today’s text. Faith in the Divine Sonship of Christ, the Carpenter’s Son from Galilee, is the qualification. Far removed from those early days of faith it may be easier for us to see Jesus as the Son of God. We have no notions of Him as the kind Nazarene with a broad smile or kind eyes. We didn’t known Him as the powerful preacher or healer in Judea with whom the authorities argued. We didn’t spend time with Him around a campfire as he told them about the Kingdom. We didn’t see His humanity as He suffered on the cross. All we know we’ve experienced through the gospels and the Word of God. Could we believe in Him too?

Jesus once promised greater blessing on those who do not see, and yet believe. We definitely fall into that category. I wish we could hear His voice, to experience the timbre and pitch of the voice of the Son of God. Yet for us, Jesus is a man whose face we’ve only seen in artists’ depictions. We can only imagine what He is like. When He says, ”My sheep know my voice, ” you know we must be familiar with it, but only in the sense of catching His message and truth.

But that voice, though removed from us, still echoes down the corridors of time. Unlike many whose voices were stilled, Jesus still speaks. As Christians, we still hear Him. How do we know this? Because we’re neighbors. He loves in us. Our hearts are ”strangely warmed” by even the record of His words. Do you know His voice? You can even today. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Make Him Lord of your life. He speaks even today.

God bless you in your work today.

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merittmusings

I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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