It is an experience common to all of us. We talk about life’s situation, we talk about social issues, we talk about historical happenings, we discuss our families’ comings and goings.
What about being human?
In the Bible, the Old Testament lays the groundwork for what a human being is to do.
It explains laws and guidelines of a pure lifestyle according to God’s plan. Yet “doing the things” could never be enough. Being human is not about what you DO. It’s about who you ARE.
Jesus came to show us how to be human.
He showed us what it means to be a human being created in the image of God.
He shows us what it means to experience TRUE love… to be filled with LOVE.
We spend our days from birth to death looking…for love.
We spend time in college, building careers, stacking our finances, working on our beauty regimens, gaining Instagram followers all so … we can be loved.
But the truth of the matter is we are already loved.
Jesus is love.
Jesus came to show us what love is and he died to show us that there is no greater love than the love He has for us.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)
Jesus sacrificed his life to take on our sins. Sin is what keeps us from experiencing the fullness and overwhelming ENORMITY of God’s love.
…the shame we feel about ourselves… the stories we tell ourselves about others… It’s the reason we don’t go the extra mile. It’s the reason we keep people at arm’s length…
It’s why we don’t look one another in the eye. Sin isolates, divides and destroys.
We push God away. We push each other away. We go into hiding. Covering ourselves with fig leaves of dollar signs, great titles and careers, with contoured makeup and sophisticated attire – all to COVER our emptiness, to hide our desperation…
We live afraid that some one will discover our little secret…that we are NOTHING…without God.
Being human means…
Embracing the sacrifice that defines LOVE. Connecting to people, opening our hearts to God.
What does being human mean to you?