I’ve been quite taken by surprise over these last couple weeks as Jesus has shown to me his deep intention regarding you. The surprise has come from noticing the way everything else has fallen away.
All that matters is Jesus.
I’m not someone who has been particularly bold about Jesus in my life’s journey. There came a point where he inserted himself much more prominently into my life and experience of God than I’d ever experienced him before, and that was a deeply personal encounter of God for me. I shared it with those closest to me as it unfolded over time, and those who know me best know that I have a particular love and special connection to Jesus.
But that wasn’t something I boldly invited others to experience. It was simply my own experience.
It’s very clear to me now that Jesus wants me to share him with you.
He wants me to invite you to notice him, to consider him, to get to know who he is, and to hold and consider the invitations he offers you.
He wants me to invite you to turn and look at him and then discover what you see in looking at him. Here is what the apostle Paul says we will discover:
We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels — everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.
— Colossians 1:15-16
What matters most to me now is this idea that Jesus is the central truth. In the end, it’s all about Jesus.
This is why I’m creating the Gospel immersion course, to be offered here in the fall. I am also in the process of creating a video that shares more of my heart toward you concerning this course and will give you a sense of what the course will be like as you consider joining us for that journey. (And I certainly hope you will!)
I cannot fathom a more important journey than the one of getting to know Jesus, the one who holds everything together and is the visible image of the invisible God and who teaches us who we really are.
What are your impressions of Jesus? Do you have any desire to get to know more of who he really is?