Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Seeing Jesus: by faith

I quoted this in my last sermon as an example of how it takes the work of the Spirit and the gift of faith to see Jesus aright. It was written by someone called Gregory of Nazianzus in the year 381.

He began His ministry by being hungry, yet He is the Bread of Life.
Jesus ended His earthly ministry by being thirsty, yet He is the Living Water.
Jesus was weary, yet He is our rest. Jesus paid tribute, yet He is the King.
Jesus was accused of having a demon, yet He cast out demons.
Jesus wept, yet He wipes away our tears.
Jesus was sold for thirty pieces of silver, yet He redeemed the world.
Jesus was brought as a lamb to the slaughter, yet He is the Good Shepherd.
Jesus died, yet by His death He destroyed the power of death.

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