I was recently pondering some things with the Lord. I was reading Jonathan Welton’s book New Covenant Leaders(haven’t finished it, but very good so far), and was thinking about Jesus carrying ALL authority as a man on earth. He literally did things our hero’s do on movies(i.e. walked on water, teleported, healed people, set people free, multiplied food, and so many other things they can’t fit in books).
I began realizing the weight of His ability. The Father was giving Him the power and authority to do ANYTHING…. How many times are we puffed up when we get even a great revelation. We think we’re awesome when God uses us in any way. Jesus was given immeasurable power, and what did He do???
Jesus washed the disciples disgusting feet…. He could have easily chosen to make His skin impenetrable to the soldiers beatings and weapons… But what did He do with all that power??? He allowed their weapons to sink into His blameless flesh. He allowed the thorns to sink into His “steal”…. I’m overcome with His humility in overwhelming power. Not only that He could, but that for our sakes He would. Jesus didn’t get angry and stop it, even after the horrible beating went on and on. I don’t really understand why, but He loves us deeply….
Oh how I long to be like my Hero!!
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me(Jesus) will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Jn. 14:12 ESV