“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:7-8 (NIV).
Let’s not forget who Jesus is.
We tend to get in the thick of life and get so busy that we forget to slow down and look back. We neglect reflecting on life–seeing where we came from and where we are going. I think spiritual life is similar. We get caught up in trying to make it to church or bible study before going to work or hitting the mountain. Let’s take a step back and remember who Jesus is in our life.
There is this saying that I remembering hearing for the first time in high school, Jesus is RAD. I loved it so much that I got it printed on my arm. As we take a step back, let’s see who and where the foundation of our faith has come from. Jesus is R- Righteous, A- Available, D- Direct.
Righteous, 2 Corinthians 5 says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus was made perfect. He was made righteous to cover our unrighteousness. His shed blood is the only thing that enables our fellowship with Him. Jesus sacrificed himself so that we could be his homies.
Available, Mathew 11 says, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Jesus has made himself readily available to us. He wants us to rest in Him and wants us so badly to have a relationship with Him.
Direct, John 14 says, “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He is pretty straight forward with how he talks to us. He is filled with intention and purpose and slaps us with the truth, even in a single sentence.
These powerful attributes of Jesus were set in the Holy Word for a reason. Let Him change how we live our lives constantly and how we passionately share His love with those around us. We can use this to tell people about Him on the chairlift or at work. We should be as direct and intentional with homies at the skatepark, coworkers, and housemates as He is with us.
– How does this change your view of Jesus?
– Who can you tell about Jesus’ radness this week?
– Learn from Jesus’ characteristics that we tend to look past and forget about. Let them enter your life so deeply that we can love those around just as He would.
By Ian Andridge | Jackson Hole, WY