What’s it all about?
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Me personally I fear God first and foremost. Diving into the Holy Bible, the Word of our Creator Jesus Christ, one can capture essences that tell a big story. The Psalms I read today were awesome, so I’ll share a little of it with you now: He says, in Psalms 50:10-11
“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.”
I get this Psalm verse, as we have 22 animals on our farm. Even though we “own” them, when it comes down to it, we need all the help we can get. Our family has experienced many animal emergencies, all requiring prayer and fast action. One emergency was the birth of our first baby goats.
These baby goats were born at 2am one cold morning in March when we had 10 degree weather. No, I wasn’t expecting them quite at that moment. Yes, it was a serious emergency that they suddenly existed as we were completely unprepared for their arrival. We were particularly not expecting their mom to ignore them because she was supposed to be in charge of keeping them safe, fed and warm.
The little ones almost froze to death out there in the barn, in the dark, with mom and our other doe. But God woke me up with that quiet intuitive voice saying “Go look in the barn, something is happening”. I bolted up out of bed, threw on a coat and boots and ran to the barn. Yup. Something was happening all right. These little ones were wet, cold and not nursing. Their mom was nearby but could have been on Mars as far as she was concerned. I grabbed the two babies up quick and ran into the house where it was warm. Oh boy.
Yes, these babies meant a lot of daily work was in store for my husband Jerome and I, on top of our full time jobs and running the farm. Still, the babies belonged to the Lord, and He entrusted us to keep them alive. How many of you have been woken up by the Lord when something was awry? I’ll bet quite a few. Sometimes we call it Gut Instinct. Intuition. Sixth Sense. Little Voice. God owns the animals, and those of us who farm know everything is truly in His Hands.
When people think of Jesus Christ, some common images come to mind, frequently seen in church: Naked bloody skinny weak man hanging on a cross bleeding out. Very awful imagery. Yes, it’s true, He did sacrifice Himself on a cross for I’m guessing about 6-10 horrible hours. Then he went to Sheol, reminded Hell He’s in charge, then ROSE FROM THE DEAD. What does He really look like? Eyes of fire, a voice like many waters, hair like lambs wool, wearing clean white linen dipped in blood, and riding a white horse, followed by His army of equally fierce warriors on their white horses. Now to me, this is the real God, not the physical body (which is the common imagery of our collective human psyche) of the poor guy who allowed himself to be sacrificed. Not the actor playing Jesus in the Chosen or that other bloody movie. Jesus cannot be found on TV, the internet, in theaters, most books, or within the gospel of a man. That’s not him. Those guys are fakes.
Jesus is our fiercest Warrior King. He owns everything on earth, in space, in hyperspace, in dark matter, in between atoms, and the atoms themselves. I follow our King. He has provided safety for my feet and the feet of my loved ones. He cares enough about baby goats to wake me up so I can help the helpless.
Let’s change the imagery in our minds. Let’s see Jesus Christ for who He really is …The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. He is the Aleph Tav in Hebrew, and in Greek, the Alpha Omega. Jesus is the beginning and the end. He is only way off this planet leading us to the better place.