As we have been walking through Lent following Jesus, we have found profound lessons and inspiring examples of how Jesus put his faith into practical actions of love, compassion, obedience and grace. We might say, “Well, that was Jesus the son of God, that was easy for him.” But as we consider and look at the mystery of his God/human nature, we can see hints of how difficult this road was for him, especially as we approach Jerusalem and the Holy Week.
“Not my will but yours.” The God/human nature of Jesus cannot be explained as a dual personality, that is, two persons in one. It is a mystery indeed, but what we can see is the human struggling with human issues, for example the misunderstanding of his disciples, the merciless attitudes of the authorities, and the indifference of the religious people to share his message of mercy and love.
At the same time, we see the Godly nature of Jesus as he “walked the talk” and through his lessons, examples, and practical actions, showed that he certainly was the son of God!
As we approach Jerusalem, we will inevitably get to that point when we start walking with Jesus on the road to Calvary. By then we will see Jesus in an attitude of complete obedience and surrender to the will of God.
What have we learned from this season? What have we learned on this road to Jerusalem? My prayer is that as we approach Calvary, we are ready to understand the will of God and to surrender ourselves to His will.
See you Sunday in church,