Genetics

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being,

Hebrews 1:3

My daughter is trying to pin her bad memory on me.  Says it’s genetics. She offered eye-witness accounts to support her case, but I can’t remember what they are. Genetics are funny things. Try as I might when breeding dogs to understand them, there is always a pup or two that seems to come from nowhere and leave me scratching my head.

Jesus is the exact representation of God, it’s hard for me to imagine that that was strictly a genetic thing. There had to be more to that duplication than just genes. However it came about, to look at Jesus is to see God.

So what do we see when we see Jesus?

Someone who was moved with compassion and went about healing all who were sick and oppressed of the devil.

Not once in scriptures, did He cause a storm to rise up but we do see Him calming one.

We don’t see Him putting sickness on anyone, we see Him taking it away. 

We don’t see Him condemning people, we see Him dining with sinners.

We see Him feeding the hungry,

ministering to the outcast,

raising people from the dead,

embracing children and clearing the temple of hypocrisy.

And what did He say? He said He only does what He sees His father doing or what His father tells Him to do. So all of these things must be God’s will expressed to His Son and then through His Son to us. People want to pin famine and floods and pestilence and such on God. Even insurance companies call floods and storms “acts of God” but I don’t see eye-witness accounts of these in Jesus’s life to support those theories.

Jesus healed people. Those with relationships with Him and those without. Jesus healed because it is part of what His Father, our Father sent Him to do.

How easy it is to blame You when things go bad. Please forgive me for times when I have done that. Times when I still do. I know You are not the giver of pain and disease and that You came to set us free from those things and yet sometimes, I doubt that. Sometimes, when the pain seems to be winning, I lose sight of all that You are and who You are. My Healer God, sent from heaven to put me right. Thank You Jesus for not giving up on me, especially when I am willing to hold You responsible for this pain not being gone. Help me to keep my eyes on You, the way You lived while on this earth.  In Your name, I ask. Amen.

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2 Comments

    • You are very welcome Kate, I wish I could do more. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know your prayers and your tears and your worship have not fallen on deaf ears even if sometimes it seems that way. God blessed us with John when doctors said impossible. What He has done for me, I believe He will do for you.

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