Monday, April 25, 2016

With Us Alway

The sermon today is God With Us. Jesus is God With Us. If we have Jesus, we have God. If Jesus dwells with us, God dwells with us. But God with us is not God in the abstract with us. Or simply God, the One who dwells in unapproachable light. God made a point to come to us as a person, as a man, Jesus.

I hope you see the difference. We should have the utmost respect for Jesus. He is God in the flesh. However, this respect for Jesus should not reveal itself by thinking that He is so holy that we cannot approach Him. Jesus did not shun sinners. He was not afraid of being tainted by them. In fact, Jesus went out of His way to touch the unclean. He spit on blind men to heal them. Unclean bloody women touched Him and were healed. He touched dead bodies and they did not defile Him but were cleansed. Jesus is approachable and He approaches the blind, the lame and the sick. He did this when He walked the Earth and He does this in His Spirit today, even now at this Table. 

Do not shrink back from Jesus. Reach out and touch the hem of His garment and you shall be clean. Let Him touch your eyes, and you shall see. Let Him touch your limping walk and you shall jump and leap and praise God. This is Jesus, who is with us alway.

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