Thursday, May 25, 2023
Good Thing Too!
Good Thing Too!
by David Brenneman
Was speaking to my Mom last night and was recounting my awe at what we notice Jesus not doing in Heaven at the final judgment. When He separates people He asks them no questions. He puts people to His right and His left. At what's known of the Behma seat where Believers give an account of their lives, questions are not needed from Jesus towards us who are saved.
Was reading still in the book of John today. When you look through many of His interactions with people, questions aren't necessary. Likewise He makes statements that reflect that He already knows what they are thinking.
This too reminds me of Abraham and Sarah. Sarah is essentially called out because she tried laughing without getting caught at the prospect of becoming a mother in her advanced years.
Jesus IS the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Jesus IS the Son of God.
Jesus IS sovereign over all creation.
Jesus KNOWS every detail of your life and mine.
Jesus KNOWS every thought synapse that every living thing has in the spirit world and the physical world all at the same time.
Jesus knows your every intention of your heart and mind.
Jesus knows every request by every demon or even Satan himself towards you, others around you, the nations in which you live. He knows history from before He created time until its final seconds of life.
He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. We don't live lives whereas He's off somewhere else either. We don't live lives where He's in need of catching up to us because He was away tending to someone or something else.
Do you see the enormity of that idea?
Nobody and nothing distracts Jesus from being intimately aware of you.
Nothing we ever do as Believers can cause Jesus to love us any less or any more than the perfect love He already has for everyone. He laid down His life, what more could He give to show us how great that love is?
Proverbs 3:5-6 has been very much alive in my week this week.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight."
Looking at how He's the same, yesterday, today and forever, and the need to not lean on my own understanding is very deep.
Jesus didn't awake in the boat with His Disciples all groggy and unaware of where He was, who He was or what was going on.
He didn't need to learn all the details because He already knew all the details.
Our minds want microwave results.
We want to cry out to Jesus and want Him to be there in our moment of need. My Dear Reader, He's already there. He was in your moment before you arrived in that moment of time.
In our loneliness and our busyness He's there.
In our poverty or our riches He's there.
In our need and in our surplus He is there.
No questions asked because He doesn't need to ask any as we read in John that He IS Truth. Truth doesn't need to know or discover what's true. Truth already knows.
I have had thoughts of late of what Daniel was doing in the lions den. It's very evident that Jesus showed up n shut the mouths of the lions. But what was Daniel doing? My thoughts are that with Jesus there, he was worshipping. He could have been praying directly. Could have been having a good conversation of the ages with Him.
Daniel's 3 friends in the fiery furnace. The Lord was with them. They were seen as walking around unbound. What did they talk about with Jesus?
In our brightest day and our darkest hour Jesus has never left us or forsaken us. He's never forgotten about us.
In some of my seemingly darkest times I confess that I have cried out in tears asking Jesus where was He. He calmly said "I'm right here. We're not staying here. We will keep on moving." Same as what's said in Psalm 23.
My Dear Reader really realize that truth about Jesus. Realize that He does know you intimately and that the desire of His heart is that we get to know Him more regardless of what we feel or what our eyes see.
As you go through your day today be thankful to Jesus that He knows you so well. Tell Him that. Tell Jesus what's on your heart as a friend would do. He does want that of you.
Like me, you may not understand why your life is the way it is, but trust in the One who knows the truth.