Thursday, February 21, 2008

who is jesus?

Several recent events lead me to search google images for jesus pictures:

1) I recently went to a conference that was excellent. One of the speakers, Alan Hirsh, made the point that, trying to understand Jesus and who He is is the most important thing we can do for the church at this time. This point came after a long rendition of all the various ways Jesus has been depicted and described over the years.

2) I have been doing a devotional book that asked me to draw or describe what closeness with the Lord looks like. To me, this speaks a bit to Jesus.

3) I had a conversation this morning with one of the men in my Yoga class about "gentle Jesus". He mentioned to me that he was going to lead a yoga type new testament bible study. I looked at him a bit perplexed and said, "how are you going to do that?". He responded by talking about how yoga is gentle. I asked him what that has to do with New Testament, to which he replied by contrasting God in the Old Testament, with Jesus in the New Testament. He talked about how God wiped out nations in the Old testament and how Jesus had compassion on nations in the new testament.

I think he has a point, but I also think that Jesus brought about a revolution...

Who is Jesus to you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thought provoking images traci. i wish i could paint or dance or something...words don't really seem adequate...