Where do you look for Jesus?

I remember learning to drive. It was a big deal!  I remember taking my driving test.  It was a huge thing! I remember passing my driving test.  It was a big moment in my life.

I remember learning about God Soft Hands Jesus. I remember the night I asked Him to join me in my living.  I remember that huge decision clearly.

When I am driving I do not think about learning, the test, or passing. It was the start not the end.  It was “passing through” not passing and stopping.  It was an enabler.  It was the start of learning how to drive.  Me and the car.  Me and the traffic.  Me and my decisions.

And that’s how it has been since that night I said “Yes please, Father.”

“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.’”  Mark 16:15-18

I have cast out fears. I have cast out comfort zones.  I have cast out boxes.  I speak in love.  I speak from the heart.  I speak without knowing the language you speak.  I hear words I never heard before.  I hear pain I never heard before.  I hear hopes I never knew before.  I hear love everywhere.

I have picked up snakes in the words of others. I have drunk the poison in the bile of others.  I have eaten with those who would take my Lord from me.   Who would take my love from me.  Yet am unscathed.   More than unhurt I am refreshed.  More than danger I find new strength.

I have laid His hands on me. And I am well.

I do not spend a lot of time talking about my driving test. What would be the point?  But showing others how to drive … sharing with others what I now know … giving my excitement to those who are thinking of driving … allowing those who travel with me to feel safe …  Yes … !  Yes I do that!

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:5-6

I see a lot of people spend a lot of time looking at the cross. I hear a lot of people sitting at the cross looking up at Jesus.  The cross where Jesus hung and died for us.  A cross that is empty of Jesus.  A cross that has been empty of Jesus for 2000+ years.

Jesus moved on after just one day.  So after more than 2000 years …

Where do you look for Jesus?

(and how do others see God Soft Hands Jesus in you?)

6 thoughts on “Where do you look for Jesus?

  1. Brother Paul; It probably comes as no surprise by now, but I read this and sobbed. Yeah, I know, big man. But here is the part that you probably didn’t mean to make the biggest impact:

    “I have cast out fears. I have cast out comfort zones. I have cast out boxes. I speak in love. I speak from the heart. I speak without knowing the language you speak. I hear words I never heard before. I hear pain I never heard before. I hear hopes I never knew before. I hear love everywhere.

    I have picked up snakes in the words of others. I have drunk the poison in the bile of others. I have eaten with those who would take my Lord from me. Who would take my love from me. Yet am unscathed. More than unhurt I am refreshed. More than danger I find new strength.

    I have laid His hands on me. And I am well.”

    I have tried for years to tell people that the Lord, through His Holy Spirit in each of us is still doing miracles, still performing healings, still doing the same, but much more (just as He promised) today as when He walked this earth, limited to the places only His earthly body could carry Him.

    I have given response to how so many don’t “see” the miracles He performs daily, because so many that were spiritual lame are walking in Him today! Those who couldn’t see because the god of this world has blinded them are able to see spiritually for the first time!!! And those who had no faith because they couldn’t “hear” are now walking in faith (pleasing the Father – Hebrews 11:6) because their ears have been opened to the Good News!!!

    But miracles just don’t happen today! Yet I can see them daily and by your comments you do too!! I just couldn’t have said it more eloquently than you did! I love that for it only goes to show me that my mind is clear even though maybe my speech is eloquent!

    Brother, I’m letting you know ahead of time, I’m going to save and use that in conjunction with Mark 16 the next time someone tells me God doesn’t perform miracles anymore!! I’m going to add it to my repertoire! Boy, the Lord has really blessed me in so many ways tonight!!

    God bless for this!!

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    • Roland, you give so freely of yourself and the Spirit within – small tsunami of love every time! Thank you. And you know the routine – communion, connection and then dictation – always trying not to be a barrier to His flow (and having so much fun along the way).

      It would be an honour for any of His words here to be any part of your words there. Blessings are bouncing every which way! 🙂

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