WEEK 2: JOHN 9-16
Wow - I love the Gospel of John! It is like a treasure chest filled with all kinds of amazing things. What verse(s) or thoughts stand out to you from chapters 9-16? Share them with us. I want to share John 10:30 and John 11:35. Together they show us the complete picture of who Jesus is.
John10:30 - I and the Father are one.
John11:35 - Jesus wept.
You have one nature; you are human. Jesus has two natures; He is both human and God. Jesus says that if you point at the father you say he is God. Jesus said if you point at me, I am also God. Then we see Jesus in his human nature being moved to tears and weeping over the death of Lazarus. In our relationship with Jesus, we must always hold in balance these two natures of Jesus or we lose some of the impact that Jesus can have in our daily lives. How can Jesus, who is God, truly understand what I am going through and how I feel? How can he understand my struggles, temptations and weaknesses? He can because he is fully human but he is also God, thus he can also help me when I face those things. I like to say it this way - Jesus is low enough to understand and high enough to help. Maybe right now in your life you are facing some of those struggles, temptations and weaknesses. Talk to Jesus about them and don’t forget, He is low enough to understand but he is high enough to help you.
Prayer for the week: Jesus we reach out to you and ask for your help. Jesus we feel so weak at times - give us strength for what we are facing today.