05 Jul Jesus Watching
Surely people are the most interesting thing God has created. We come in an infinite array of shapes, colors, weights, ages and intelligences. This afternoon I watched a wisp of an elderly lady dine. Her dyed hair did not disguise her life experience. What amazed me were her three trips back to a soup bar, her three large bread sticks, a full sized cheese burger and fries and two large colas. I’m sure I weigh twice what she does and I could never have handled all that food.
People watching is so much more interesting than bird watching or any other kind of watching. Stars are predictable but people can be most surprising. Someone asked me what I thought we would do for eternity and my response was people watching, angel watching, alien watching, etc. There will be so many beings to interview.
I’m sure for the disciples Jesus watching was filled with surprises. When they expected Him to chase away children instead He invited them to come to Him. When they expected Him to shun lepers instead He touched them. When they thought He would snub the woman at the well, she was the first person to whom He revealed His true identity. When they thought He would foster the favor of the religious establishment instead He indicted them for hypocrisy. Jesus watching will also be incredible for us because according to Hebrews , “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” That is definitely worth watching.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 3, 2015
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