I know… I’m supposed to be posting something about the birth of Christ, since it is Christmas Eve, but this one was too important to pass up.
So Judas came to the grove, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.
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.
Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”
And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
At this, point those who have hated and persecuted Jesus for all that He said and did, were knocked down one last time… most likely to get their attention.
If you remember Saul when he was persecuting Christians? He was knocked to the ground too, but repented and became Paul, who brought us the Word of God in a powerful way.
Just imagine what that large group of men could have done for the world if they would have just seen Jesus for who He is, instead of what they wanted Him to be.
So goes it today… Is He limited to what you want Him to be… or are you willing to see what He created you for?