There are times it seems that I ask God to “fix” a human situation when, in fact, He never sees anything that need to be “fixed”. Instead of seeing God more manlike, I need to see man more Godlike. Resurrection is actually the disappearance of the false in the ever-presence of God. As I begin with God and ask to see His presence everywhere, the false just simply falls away. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Good and when I pray along those lines, my view becomes more Spiritual and Loving.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 states “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This is seeing through God’s eyes.
This morning I was thinking about some of the violence that has been reported on the news and questioning my reaction to this. Did I just dismiss it as not concerning me? Was I filled with anger and judgment? Or did I actually take the time to pray about it?
The thought of the crucifixion of Jesus and how He handled the violence of that experience. He actually forgave those who were harming Him and turned wholeheartedly to God. Then I pondered Daniel in the lion’s den and the three Hebrew boys in the furnace. They all believed in the one God and trusted completely and Love delivered all of them.
Isn’t that what the Christ is trying to show us? Our thought is always resurrected when we humbly reach out to God and quietly listen to Him. He then shows us the way and we know Love is always the answer. Psalm 73: 23-24 states “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.” That happens, not just some of the time, but every time we turn to God.
While reading about the resurrection in John, I came across John 20:17 which reads “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father.” One commentary states, “Researchers understand Jesus’ words as a call to drop the desire to cling to a physical sense of Him and release the thought of personality.” Personality seems to be important to us and that is not who we are! Man is spiritual and is perfect in Spirit since we reflect God and His qualities. It is never about human good. Man can never be perfect “humanly”.