Who is Jesus?
I sometimes craft as a form of prayer. I know the Knitting Circle at West End understands the meditative quality of crafting. What’s alive in my spirit sometimes comes out in gluing, cutting, and of course, glitter. This was true for me a couple months ago when I bought a book that had hundreds of pictures of Jesus from many different cultures. In some pictures Jesus was wearing bright clothes, in some pictures Jesus was black, in some pictures Jesus was laughing, in some pictures Jesus was surrounded by people, and other pictures of Jesus were more abstract. When we say that Jesus is our guide in Christianity that might conjure up different pictures of who Jesus is. Is it the Jesus on the cross? Is it the Jesus who was angry in the temple and flipped the tables? Or is it the Jesus who said to the woman “I do not condemn”? Jesus, like us, was multifaceted.
Here is the product of my spiritual crafting I did. You can see the different images of Jesus (with my outlining in glitter!). Often I return to this little image to refocus me.
This week, take a moment to ask yourself “Who is Jesus?” What images come to your mind? What stories from Scripture come to the surface? Who is Jesus to you?
Prayer: Dear God, help me to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Though I have many questions, by faith I will trust your leading. Through the love of Jesus, Amen.