God came to us, all of us, in the form of man. Jesus is known by many names but Emmanuel is the word familiar to us in the Christmas story, God with us – Emmanuel. What are his other names and how do they impact the way we come to know him? This year, I want to consider many questions through reading Old Testament prophecies which came to fulfillment in him bringing the study forward to the Four Gospels of the New Testament.
The Sermon on the Mount will be a major point of study for the spring of 2021. While we know who Jesus is we cannot displace what he taught. I need to see his person and heart as a human living on Earth. How did he deal with issues of the day? What were his priorities? How did he care for people? How did he worship? What did he teach? How did he comfort? What did he give up to bring God to us?
Scholars have written thousands of books. My goal and aim in studying is to consider the questions I have, the truth he taught, to see the foundation of who Jesus is, what he came to do, why, where, and how he did those things, and how it relates to who I am and how I live my life. I feel with all my heart I know him yet realize there is more. Little things I’ve missed. I pray for the Spirit to help me learn, understand, and worship as I study. I want to listen and learn from people from different backgrounds who do not see Jesus as I do. I’m open. I have a curious nature but I don’t want my curiosity and search for knowledge to overcome my growth and worship of God-the Father, God-the Son, and God-the Holy Spirit.
I’ll try to post unique and common things I find. All this, while living in the daily routine, the unexpected circumstances, caregiving, nurturing, and loving family, friends, and neighbors. It’s the daily grind and I’m anticipating Jesus dealt with the daily grind, also. Prayers appreciated as I travel this road. Please share any thoughts or questions you may have. Travel companions are most welcome.