Friday, September 2, 2011
Manna from John
(ESV) John 4:6 Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well.
I love these little glimpses of Christ's humanity. Too many times we see Jesus as being superhuman, but His flesh was made just like ours. When He walked a long distance, He got tired and thirsty. For me, that puts the cross in a much different light. Although he had the nature of God, his flesh was just as weak as ours. He had to be scared and no one wants to die, but He knew it was coming. His nature allowed Him to overcome the flesh to do what no one else could do.
One of my favorite verses is 2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
We each need the Holy Spirit to overcome the weakness of our flesh. Jesus did to the point of allowing Himself to die, we only have to ask for help and yield to the Spirit.
I hope you have a Blessed weekend!