Jesus Is Not Safe
Nov 15, 2021
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The last thing Jesus is, is safe?
You need to know that about Jesus, he's not safe. He's not house trained.
He's not trying to fit in.
He's not one of us.
He's not born again and he's not a Christian.
We think he's one of us, meaning he's all those things but he's none of those things,
He's ok with that stuff, but that's not who he is.
And if we make him that and then he pops up in another identity different to that.
We say that's not God.
Jesus suffered with that all his life from people that decided how he should look before he arrived.
We need a messy room I think in our lives and churches.
Transitions are messy, handing over what we're doing to next-generation.
It's a mess, let it be a mess.
Let transition be messy, where it needs to be messy.
For a season before we over tidying it too soon.
When we tidy a thing too soon.
We deny it, it's evolution.
We deny it, it's valid season of messiness.
Because we are obsessed with naming it and tidying it up, and giving clarity and structure and we do it too soon.
And sometimes What was about to emerge a month later was the new thing that would replace the old thing but we tidied it up too quick and I think we need to have a messy room.
You can sound confident and have anxiety at the same time.
You can look tough and cry.
You can be beautiful and feel ugly.
It's messy. It's part of our humanity.
It's light and it's shade.
You can love people.
And be sick of people.
It's all good.
Jesus got sick of people.
That's why he often withdrew to solitary places, he self isolated.
If you're in the people game, it's a good thing to do.