Jesus Divine and Human? It is a question hard to answer, but I thought we would look at it this week during Lent.
Before we get into the blog subject, I wanted to let you know that I’m changing things up a bit this year. I will post weekly, instead of monthly, and the posts will be short and sweet. Primarily picture stories with a theme and reflection question. Of course, I won’t be able to help myself, there will be some commentary throughout.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the reflection questions in the comment section. Also, let me know if you like or dislike the format. I can take it and I can also change it – but I can’t know if you don’t tell me.
Prayer, Bible Verse, Quote, and Reflection Question all related to the theme.
JESUS: DIVINE AND HUMAN? A PRAYER
Yes, Jesus was born just like the rest of us and grew up in this fallen world. He also understood temptation and pain, and emotional stress. Never did we see that more pronounced than in the Garden of Gethsemane when He prayed that God would take this cup from Him. He told the disciples that His heart was overwhelmed with sorrow. Have you known that feeling? Perhaps when there was a death of a loved one, a scary medical diagnosis, a dream shattered, a devastating loss, or a stunning revelation. Well Jesus understood that overwhelming sorrow.
Of course, Jesus’ divinity shines through with all the miracles performed, but mostly when He arose from the grave! We need to think of this great saving miracle that defeated death during this preparation time we call Lent.
JESUS: DIVINE AND HUMAN – A BIBLE VERSE
I wonder, does this verse tell us that as Jesus sits at the right hand of God and mediates for us that He is still fully human and divine?
THIS WEEK’S QUOTE
Yep, when he said to let the children come to Him, He knew we were all children in need of a Father.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS, QUESTIONS OR INSIGHTS, PLEASE SHARE IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW!
My thoughts are in the comment section. I hope yours are too. Also, let me know what you think of the format!
Also, here is an article I wrote about Easter and some things to do during Lent.
If you are curious and want to delve further into the divine/human subject check out this article.
Well ladies, we are starting off with a difficult question. There are some things about Jesus and our Christian faith that we will never fully understand. Theologians talk about the hypostatic union, but honestly I don’t find that it explains it clearly. You really still end up with the same questions. I guess I look at the fact that Jesus got hungry, thirsty, and tired. He grew weary of the crowds, lost His temper (righteous anger) in the Temple, felt pain on the Cross, was overwhelmed with sorrow about going to the cross, etc. Yes, I can go on and on. So He was human. However, He not only healed people, but controlled the weather with just a word, forgave people’s sins, spoke with such authority that people were amazed and drawn to Him, and, of course, rose from the dead. Therefore, He was fully God. God can do anything. He is all powerful and sovereign. If we accept this, than things like The Trinity and hypostatic union are not so hard to believe. It is faith.