Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christ Invaded Our Personal Space

 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.  -John 16:28 (KJV)

Jesus stated for us His mission in John 16:28.  “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world.”  God was not contented to watch us from a distance and neither was He willing to have us keep worshiping from a distance.  That is why the Word, which was God, became flesh and dwelt among us.  God came to us; the Lord came up-close and personal.  He invaded our personal space with His divine presence.  

Do you understand about personal space?  This is that invisible line we draw around ourselves and we become uncomfortable if anyone we have not given permission gets inside.  When we have conversation, we keep a certain distance.  Should someone who is usually not allowed invade our personal space we become uncomfortable.  Certain people have access.  These include spouse, our children, parents, and close friends.  Truth be told, we are kind of funny about personal space.  Have you ever been talking to someone who has no concept of this?  They get too close when they speak to you.  This is known a “close-talker.”  You find yourself wanting to back away from such a person. 

In Jesus Christ, God the Father invaded our personal space.  Jesus stepped inside the circle and we do well to let Him in.  Jesus said in Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.  If any man will hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and sup with him, and he with me.”

All this time people have thought the Lord was too high and holy or too busy for them when all the while He has been standing at the door of their hearts and knocking, wanting to come in.  Welcome Jesus into your heart, for therein is life and life eternal.  

God bless you today.