I was doing my devotional this morning when I read this: "We have the finished work of Christ on the cross more than 2,000 years ago."1
My next thought really surprised me.
"Jesus was here!"
Wait, what was that?
Of course I know Jesus was here. I've known that all my life. And so why this sudden revelation that Jesus was here?
As I take time now to reflect on it, I feel that it is the prompting of the Spirit to me to the reality of God in my life.
I've studied Scripture. I've meditated on his Word. I've worked on obeying him and living my life according to his will. And now it is being impressed on me that God is real, in history, in time, in space, not just in thought and belief, if I can use the word.
This may not seem much to you. And yet, right here, right now, the realization that Jesus became man and lived among men, walked on this earth, breathed the air, amazes me. I don't know how else to put it.
God was here. In person. Wow.
1 'Isaiah: God Saves Sinners' by Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr., R.Kent Hughes, General Editor