I was reading John 13 earlier this week partly because Patti wanted it read at her memorial service (which was amazing and deserves its own post) and also because it's one of my favorite passages in the Bible.
This time I was struck by verse 3 and the first part of verse 4. Its says, "Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper."
I don't have too much to say about it, but look at it! Read it again. Verse 3 says some amazing things about Jesus. It point out His diety and it talks about where He came from and the place He was returning to shortly. It tells us that Jesus is God and that everything belongs to Him! My measly words can't even begin to explain it, my little mind can't even comprehend what that place is like.
And then it says that He "rose from supper." Such a mundane thing compared to the profound truth right before. It's something you and I do every day. We get up after we eat a meal.
I don't know, it just reminded me again of the amazing truth that Jesus is God and man. And that He became a man so that we can one day be with Him in that amazing place.
Nuance (a follow-up post)
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