Wednesday, October 22, 2008
What’s Love Got to do With it
I am so enjoying the book He Loves Me, by Wayne Jacobsen, the words from so many different songs are chiming within me, “Love is all you need.”
As Father continues doing what he alone does best, opening eyes to the reality of Him being Love, suddenly we begin to discover in Him in us as us a substance/evidence (Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen) we tried to obtain in having the right terminology/theology/facts!
As Jesus was soon approaching why he came, the cross, he succinctly and clearly pours out his heart to his disciples/friends about the necessity/urgency of his soon departure. Here is a sample of Jesus not wanting to leave them in the lurch. “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
From He Loves Me: “Could the invitation be any clearer? Jesus told his followers about a house, with a Father who waits for them to come and take their place in his home. Does this sound familiar?
We so easily miss the point of his words when we mistakenly relegate them to the distant future involving a second coming and mansions in heaven.”
The cross stands as the pivotal event in opening the door for us to dwell in the Father’s love.
He was going to open a door and return after the Resurrection to show them how to live in his Father’s house-the place in the Father’s heart he’s prepared for each one of them.
The disciples, however, couldn’t make sense of his words.
He went on to tell them they knew the way and where he was going. One of the disciples spoke up, “we not only do not know where you are going, but how can we know the way?”
The quick to the heart comment by Jesus: I am the way and the truth and the life!
He knew they were confused. He knew they didn’t understand all that he spelled out for them. But he cut through their fear based paralysis by saying, “You know me! I will get you there.” Notice how he focused not on the process they would have to follow, but on a person they would need to know. He took it right back to relationship again. “Stay with me; you’ll know everything you need to know.”
Is it really any different this side of the cross/resurrection, meaning if we do NOT know we are loved, is it any wonder that we resort out of fear and cling to establishing the right answers, theology having a great form but experiencing little to no substance?
Maybe it has never really changed, Him calling us into a living vibrant growing learning of him relationship. See the following.
Without knowing the author of the scriptures, is it any wonder why we flounder like fish out of water merely quoting what He said verses hearing Him the true and lasting Peace in us as us, in a world of turmoil/trouble?
Peace I give unto you!