He blended it well.
The other day I was in Starbucks immersing myself in an afternoon cappuccino. I was getting some work done, but the chance to relax with coffee using a ceramic in-store mug – a key component – was a nice break. The whole fat milk was frothed perfectly and as I swirled the espresso and cream together, I thought, these just blend so well.
Sometimes I think about the difference between who Jesus is and who we are. We share a great deal. We are both human and made by God. Jesus knew hunger, lonliness, joy, and laughter, etc.. Jesus, though, was different from us too. He loved better. If I were to guess the number one way Jesus differs from you and me, it’s this – He loved. 1 John 4:8 spells it out, Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Jesus lived this out in a perfectly perfect way.
It’s funny. Love is everywhere when you look. Most songs and cinema are about love. Even in a show like The Walking Dead, the most powerful moments in the show are about love, or even with the horrible 50 Shades of Grey the book and film point in a sick way to our desperation for love.
The greatest lines in the Bible are love-lines.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.. – John 3:16
Or 1 Corinthians 13;
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
It does not envy.
t does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
The difference between Jesus and us is how he wove these words into who He was. For Jesus, love was every thought, word, and action. How different we will be when we live the same.
For now, my thought is this – love blends. It is like cream and coffee in that love is designed to be a complete part of all we do. And rest assured, when we get it right it will cause quite a stir.
(thanks for reading, if you found Jesus in this please share & if you’d make a comment I’d love that too)