Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
One of my favorite lines from the movie Toy Story is "To infinity and beyond." Of course, it's spoken by a toy who never seems to recognize his own reality. As I'm preparing to head back to Israel today, though, those words keep running through my mind.
We (NavPress) are in the final stages of completing a free Christmas lesson that will be available on-line by the beginning of December. We used two passages: John 1 and Luke 2. For me, it was a wonderful experience. One writer described Jesus as "the living expression" of God. Love that picture! It is through Jesus that we can see God, that we can begin to understand His love for us, that we can glimpse His glory. Without Jesus, it would be really difficult to "picture" God at all.
Going to Israel is like that for me . . . I get to "see Jesus" in a new way . . . in context . . . and by seeing Him differently, I also get a glimpse at God that I might not have had before . . . "to infinity and beyond."