A Year With Jesus

 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.  John 21:25
There is so much more to be learned about Jesus.  Let me be clear though.  The Bible is complete and no more can ever be added to it.  Yet, God is still the revealer of mysteries within the multi-dimensional layers of His Word.  There is much the Holy Spirit desires to unveil about Jesus.  There are spellbinding discoveries and the King of glory will be on full display.  In 2017, I will embark on a year of study and meditation on the life of Jesus.  Each day’s devotional will capture a moment in time.
dark-lettersWhat if there were a new book released entitled, ‘One Thousand New Discoveries on the Person of Jesus?’  It would be a worldwide best seller.  But for what reason would it fly off the shelves?  I’m convinced that many unbelievers would buy it for pure historic value.  Jesus is the most influential person ever to have lived.  But many believers would purchase it so that they could learn interesting tidbits to share at their next Bible Study.  Sadly, they comprise the disciples who thrive at being reporters.
The notoriety of Jesus made me think about famous people who suffer from loneliness.  They struggle to know whom they can trust.  Many so-called friends who seem genuinely interested in them end up betraying them.  These faux friends draw close, invade their privacy, and then boast to their own circle of friends about what they learned.  They feast on the failures of the famous person and the disclosures that were made in private make these traitors feel significant.  They just can’t wait to whisper these secrets to others.  For those in the limelight, it’s very difficult to discern the motives of all who profess love and loyalty.
Jesus was, and is, famous.  Oh, that all Bible Study would be for the purpose of loving Him more, not reporting for self-interest.  Jesus waits for true seekers who want to draw close.  He waits to participate in the journey of anyone who desires to know Him better.  He waits to open blind eyes to His glory.  He waits to unveil spiritual food where it’s least expected.  At the beginning of this New Year, He is fully engaged.  He’s waiting and eager to speak, confirm, nudge, convict, embrace, and breathe His very life into every life-changing discovery ahead of us.
Are you on the edge of Your seat, Jesus?  I am.  Amen

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