What do You Envision Jesus Doing?

My friend Jim has an incredible way of verbalizing his faith using simple, profound stories.

We’ve been together in a small group for a number of years. We’ll be immersed in some tangled discussion, and Jim steps in and offers a word picture that leaves everyone saying things like “Wow” and “Very cool.”

The other night our study asked a question. “When you envision Jesus acting as your mediator, what do you envision Him doing?”

After several folks fumbled with responses, Jim provided one of his gems.

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“I always picture myself sitting in front of God, and Satan’s there listing all the things I did wrong. And it’s horrible, because everything he says about me is true.

“Then, just when I think I can’t take it anymore, Jesus walks up, wraps His arms around me, and sort of covers me with His cloak.

“And he says, ‘It’s okay. He’s with me.’”

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I smiled when Jim told the story. I’m smiling as I write it.

We make theology pretty complicated sometimes. I suppose there’s a place for that, but I wonder if we’d do better if we focused more on something more basic.

Jesus loves me, this I know.

“It’s okay. He’s with me.”

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