Are you struggling? Are you always worried that Christ is looking from heaven waiting to catch you mess up so He can zap you for something you do wrong? If so, today is a good day to rethink your view of Jesus. That’s not who He is. Paul, a candidate for being “zapped” for screw ups fills us in on what Jesus is like. “I, Paul, myself urge you by the MEEKNESS and gentleness of Christ—” 2 Corinthians 10:1. When Paul refers to Christ as meek, he uses a word that means “mildness of disposition and gentleness of spirit.” In other words, He isn’t a cloud sitting Savior watching for someone He can zap if they take a wrong turn in life. Does Paul realize that the Savior who appeared to him on the Damascus Road when he was persecuting believers could have zapped him dead rather than commissioned him to a new purposeful life? Yes. Does Paul realize that Christ not only didn’t zap him, but loved and forgave him? Yes. True, Christ is all powerful. But He has a mild disposition toward us; not a “zap you if you mess us” disposition. He gets what it’s like to be human and struggle, to deal with daily life, problems, and stress. Relish your Savior’s meekness. Talk to Him. Read His wisdom truths in the Sermon on the Mount and keep reading through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Meditate on the precious few recorded words He brought us from heaven. They’re food for a sound mind and a steady course forward til you reach the ultimate joy of heaven.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being on our side. Thank You for looking from heaven on us with eyes of gentle meekness. We love You and are grateful for You. XO