TIME TRAVELER’S LOOK AT THE CROSS
I would love to go back through time and actually witness Jesus on earth. He was God in the flesh, not God pretending to be a man.
Would I be able to talk to Him since I don’t speak Hebrew? Maybe I would be an observer, a fly on the wall. If I were, I would want to see Him feeding the 5,000 and Jesus walking on water.
Calming the storm would be cool. So would watching Jesus defend the woman caught in the act. What did you write in the dirt, Jesus?
Though I would love to be there in the upper room when He walked through the wall and fulfilled His promise to the hopeless, I think I would love to be there the day He died. I would like to encourage Him somehow. Give Him a drink, help Simon of Cyrene carry the timbers – anything to ease His pain.
Oh, if I could just see the one face yelling, “Thank you, Jesus” in the midst of the many shouting for His death. I would tell Him, “You can do this! It’s not always going to be like this. This one day changes everything, Lord.”
A few years back in my prayer time, I was complaining to God about my lack of a time machine to do such a thing. “Lord I want to come and love on you when you were hurting so bad,” I said.
In an instant, in a way only God can, I felt God speak a word into my heart. “You already do and have many times.” I knew right away He was talking about Matthew 25.
“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ – Matthew 25:44-45
Come to find out, I’ve done a lot of time traveling these past 30-plus years. What about you? Have you clothed Jesus? Have you fed Him, encouraged Him, visited Him in the nursing home, hospital or prison?
Take time today to love on Jesus wherever you find Him.
From my book Best of the Brewer
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Today is the day to serve Me out of your overflow. You are blessed to be a blessing. Find your area of fruitfulness, or overflow, and make a point to sow into other’s lives. I will bless you in return!