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The Beauty of Knowing Jesus
Singing Gospel Lullabies
Not everyone gets to know Jesus.
If you meet a person that knows Jesus they do not need to tell you. Knowing Jesus is a whole new way of life, everyday. It is a singular cure all to all. Knowing him brings all the blessings life has to offer. Some people know him and others do not. Some people profess the knowing and others do not. Some people know him a little and others a whole lot.
We are not dealing in this article with afterlife or everlasting life or eternal life after death. We are dealing with the here and now.This article will delve into the notion that Jesus is love and love is Jesus. (not a monopoly)
This article does not worry about whether or not there is a God or not. In this article we assume a Jesus because the author knows Jesus and therefor any issue as to the reality of Jesus is just silly. We just do not discuss the existence of something we simply know to exist. We understand that like love, Jesus just does not exist for some people. That is fine, This is not an evangelical piece -- unless you make it one.
This article is about a celebration of life with Jesus. A life that has never not known Jesus and that did not meet Jesus through the bible. Perhaps that is shocking to some and perhaps not.
My birth home had not pictures of Jesus.
I attended Sunday School.
Since pre-school until about 7 years old I attended a Sunday school for about 6-8 months a year. Through that age we did not read the Bible in our studies. We were taught and learned through activities and stories.
My church was a combination of Methodist and Presbyterian called a Federated Church so no one dogma came heavily through. The church was bible based but for adults and young adults not much too heavy on Chirst. More about telling us how to act right and not so much on why.
For the young it just was all about Jesus and his love for us. So I learned about Jesus from gospel songs and from stories past down and derived from a history. No doubt that my nursemaid* and my teachers got their studies and knowledge from the bible but mine was all second hand at best.
I just never got a start on life without Jesus in my mind and heart. Oh one could call it indoctrination. I suppose we are indoctrinated not to put our hand in fire or to wear clothes. But that is awfully darned cynical and a negative way of looking at life, that I just do not need in my life and don't have it therefore.
Just a way of life for me, I do not know anything else.
In college I was studied ;-)
The first degree that I received was a bachelor of science in Philosophy. Note the "science", 99% of philosophy degrees used to be in the arts. One in science meant a heavy course load in mathematics and logic. The degree was more one of the philosophy of science than of art and metaphysics. While we studied Descartes and Plato we had much study of Bronowski and Darwin and Einstein and Hypocrites and Da Vinci.
One would think that this would be fertile ground for a Jesus freak to lose his faith. Quite the opposite. Logic and science dictate a divinity. Love is as close as we can come to divinity in ourselves. Jesus is the epitome of Love and hence it is logical to conclude that a man known as Jesus Christ is as close as we can understand human divinity.Just like creation there are many mysteries yet to be unfolded but until then we are smart to find divinity in Jesus.
And so the students and the professors studied my faith closely and challenged me at every turn and flogged me with bright ideas and arguments against Jesus. But logic always prevailed. When there is nothing that can explain a matter that is simple and empirical one has to accept a total ignorance and at that point faith is logical to fill the void, because there is simply nothing more substantial.
Do you like Flowers?
Do you think that science cannot explain everything?
Two miracles that just seemed normal with Jesus.
Stricken with a stage 4 non-hodgkins cancer with pancreatic involvement the man was given only a 3% chance of living for more than a month or so. In treatment and vomiting heavily and losing nearly 100 pounds in weight the man prayed during each painful episode and each vomit. "Thank you Lord Jesus". The man never once doubted that Jesus would see him through. And alas he made it through. Now the doctors told him he could never again have children as the chemotherapy and the cancer had wiped out much of his internal systems.
14 years later the man was blessed with a son who is healthy and looks just like him in miniature scale.
The man attributes all of this to Jesus. The doctors have no reasonable explanation and so accept also that it must be some otherwordly power. And we can promise you that that son does not know the Bible but he knows Jesus.
Pictures do adorn my house now and every room has a bible in it.
None of my business
In a sense it is none of my business if you love and know Jesus. Jesus is not now and will never be the God of vengeance and judgement. He will be my close friend. It would be nice if he were yours.
I am never alone. Things never get to hard to handle. Love is the looking glass through which I see things when I spend time with Jesus. He does test me so that I can overcome and feel that great sense of accomplishment. He does laugh at me so that I can learn to laugh at myself. He is a crutch that I can lean on. And he does fill me with love.
So maybe all that is not for everyone, I get that.
Special prayers to Jesus and thoughts.
I love you.
See you later.
Please help me to understand.
Help me help them.
Let us share my bounty with others.
Let us walk together
Not ashamed to say that I have a best friend that you cannot see.
Loving Him is the easiest thing I have ever done.
Lest you fall into temptation
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