Among You… Crazy As That Sounds

among you crazy

 The Lord says, “Shout and rejoice, O beautiful Jerusalem,  for I am coming to live among you. Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they, too, will be my people. I will live among you, and you will know that the Lord of Hosts sent me to you. (Zechariah 2:10-11)

Read: Zechariah 2:1-3:10, Revelation 13:1-18, Psalm 141:1-10, Proverbs 30:18-20

Relate: He came to live among us. But we didn’t want Him near. He came to show us the way. But we wouldn’t listen. He came to save us. We killed Him. He knew even before leaving Heaven to join us here that this was exactly what would happen. But He came anyways.

React: Thousands came for the free food. Tens of thousands would walk from one nearby town or another to listen to some nice parables for an afternoon or two. But when push came to shove only one male disciple and a few women even dared follow from a distance. Only one hundred were there ten days after the resurrection. From these small beginnings the world has been turned upside down.

God’s plan for saving us was crazy. From the incarnation onward it can only be understood as recklessly crazy. It would be like me becoming a cockroach to save cockroaches knowing from the start that I am destined to be cannibalized by the other cockroaches. I know the analogy is weak, but there is none better. There is none adequate. What God did is mind numbing. What He did was beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Among You… Crazy As That Sounds

  1. I think he was crazy to have created us. I think sometimes maybe he made a mistake. But I remind myself God doesn’t make mistakes. Then I breathe a sigh a relief. Beautiful indeed.

  2. Reblogged this on ChristianBlessings and commented:
    Isn’t it wonderful that from the beginning He thought of our miserable end without Him?
    Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

    You have been called. Do you loves Himself?

    Isn’t it wonderful that from the beginning He thought of our miserable end without Him?
    Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

    You have been called. Do you loves Himself?

    Is it not wonderful that God thought of our end without Him from the beginning? And He could not leave us alone. He had to provide the escape from condemnation through Jesus Christ, His beloved Son.

    Romans 8:28 And we know that God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

    You have been called. He has a plan for you. Do you love Him?

  3. It might seem strange to us but that’s who God is. He couldn’t forsake us. I don’t mean that He couldn’t out of some sort of obligation to us. I mean that is His character. That is His love. God never changes. He can not go against who He is. A parent can’t stop loving they’re child. God’s love is stronger.

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