Sunday, April 8, 2012

Taken to the Extremes of His Glory

We cannot claim to know anyone intimately whom we have not known in the intensity of both agony and elation. Anyone with eyes willing to truly behold Jesus will at times be confused and shocked by what he sees. You see, if we are willing to be taken to the extremes of His glory where intimate knowledge is gained, we will undoubtedly see things of Him we cannot explain and that sometimes disturb.

Then comes the question: Will we walk away from Jesus when from human understanding He looks weak and defeated? Do you know what I mean by that question?
       What do we do when we can’t explain what Jesus is doing?
            Will we remain nearby when He hasn’t stopped a tragedy?

When based on earthly evidence, human reasoning is left to one of two harrowing conclusions: he is either mean or weak. Think, beloved, about what I am saying.
        Will we cling when our human reasoning implies evil has defeated Him?
             Or that evil seems to be found in Him?
                   Will we stand by faith when human logic says to run?

That is what will make us different.  Beth Moore

Have been taken to the extremes of His glory?

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