Two weeks ago we introduced a new song called “Worthy of Your Name.” The second verse says:
No ear had heard, no eye had seen
The image of the Father
Until heaven came to live with me
A rescue like no other
In the beginning, God walked with man in the garden. Adam knew God’s voice and was so familiar with God, he knew what God sounded like when God moved in the garden (see Genesis 3). But because of man’s sin, God had to separate Himself from man. For thousands of years, while God was still involved, He was distant and at times completely silent.
Then the Father sent the Son and suddenly God was near. Man could touch Him, laugh with Him, and cry with Him. Man knew the sound of God’s voice again and even the color of His eyes. Christ was God in the flesh. The Creator became the created in order to execute the greatest rescue mission ever told.
Sometimes it’s easy to think about the followers of Christ and become jealous, to covet their time with Christ face-to-face. But when predicting His death, Christ told the disciples:
It is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more. – John 16:7-10
Man can still know the sound of Christ’s voice and look into His eyes because Christ lives in you and me. You have the living Spirit of God inside of you and when people see you, they should see Him. Ephesians 5:1-2 says, “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” We are His ambassadors, called to reflect His love and righteousness to a lost world.
As you go about this week, consider how you are presenting your Savior to those around you. Can they see Jesus living inside you? Are your hands acting as the hands of Christ? Are you using your words like Christ, speaking truth with grace and love?
Here’s the set list for Sunday. Use these songs throughout the week to reflect on what Christ did for you: