The other day I came across a series of products. They were figurines of Jesus. One was a soccer Jesus. One was a skate boarding Jesus. There was also a “homie” Jesus. In fact it seemed you can have Jesus any way you wanted Him. I’m not sure how many of these figurines actually sold, but it did remind me of a common struggle people have.
You see we all want to make Jesus in our own image. We want Jesus to like the things we like and to do the things we would do. We make Jesus condemn the activities we would condemn. Of course Jesus will also affirm and support the activities that we do. Everyone gets a tailor made Jesus.
The problem with this is that we have no right. Jesus was a real person. He was truly flesh. God came among us and revealed Himself. We have no right to make Jesus into some image that better fits what we like (in fact I do believe we have a commandment against creating images of God). Instead we should look to the Scriptures that reveal to us the true Jesus and live that out. We must remember Jesus does not submit to our image, we submit to His!
We like to make Jesus like us. Help us to make ourselves like Jesus. Help us today to live our lives to the glory of the Son, the One who revealed you.
Through Your Son,
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