The thing about Jesus...

I remember when I was younger wondering why there wasn't more of Jesus' teaching captured.  Aside from the Sermon on the Mount, the Gospels are more an account of the things He did than a list of teachings on how to live.

It occurs to me that there is reason for that.

While Jesus could have spent his time making sure we knew the rules, instead He revealed the character of God through action.  He healed people. He ate and he slept. He defied legalism. He suffered.  He laid down his rights. He hung out with people that society--especially religious society--rejected.  He loved in ways we'd rarely seen before. 

Such a different picture of a God than we are often given. And one worth giving up everything to pursue.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall