“There is nothing outside of Jesus’ realm of understanding, nothing that you experience that Jesus did not experience in his life. He took it all on - not just finally doing away with sin on the cross but a living redemption that goes into every last crevice of life that has been marred by the fall. All that was lost in that moment with Adam and Eve he changed, redeemed, and rescued. “
Jesus wasn’t just a teacher. He is distinguished from other great thinkers in history because he claimed to be God. He was not just one way to interpret Torah or one way to live your life. He is THE interpretation of scripture. He is THE ONLY way to the Father. He is the WORD of God. He was there when the law was given to Moses and when the Universe was created. Jesus wasn’t just a teacher. He is Yahweh, the glory of God returning to the temple, the only way to the Father. Jesus is God incarnate.
"Our little science project has been a good reminder to me that new life is both wondrous and messy, ugly at times. In 2 Corinthians, God tells Paul that His strength was made perfect in Paul’s weakness. Scripture points to the reality that as we walk faithfully through our own new birth into Christ-like people and face our own messiness with God (it must always be WITH God) - that we might just outwardly appear to others the way pregnant women do. Pregnant women, though in the throws of pain, discomfort and living in a body that feels a shadow of their former selves are stunningly beautiful. "