Christ is All

I am in a 757 airplane flying over the Rocky Mountains Saturday reading the book One by Henry Hon. I am reminded by Hon that Christ is all things and all things in life point to him. This happens if we are willing to look at life in a spiritual way. In scripture we see the apostles pointing to Jesus Christ as the real spiritual subject of all happenings.

For example, Jesus is the real land of provision (Eph 3:17-18), the real manna the bread of life giving me energy everyday (John 6:48). He is the real Passover lamb giving me nourishment for the journey (John 1:29). He is the real gold and copper and silver in the land. He is the real milk, the real honey, he is the real water of life (John 4:11) flowing in the land. He is also the real breath of life that we so easily take for granted.

Jesus is My 757 Jetliner

Ephesians 4:10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.

But for me today Jesus Christ is the real 757 jetliner. He is taking me home to the family I love. He is my enclosure which keeps me warm and quickly moving in the right direction. If I were to get out of this plane I’d be going in the wrong direction. I’d be headed for a place that I don’t belong. He has air for me to breathe up here, he has food and drinks for me up here. He has chairs to sit in comfort (sort of) and he has real entertainment found in new friends within him.

Jesus Christ moves me faster, taking me where I belong. He moves me far above my obstacles and the immovable mountains that I cannot remove on my own. Far above the snow storms and the freezing winds, far above the wasteland desert of Nevada I see below. And Jesus escorts me far faster and far higher than I could ever hope to move without him.

 

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