What Do You Love About Him?

Thinking about last week’s post regarding the kindness of God reminded me of something I read in a book called The Organic God by Margaret Feinberg. She said someone asked her what she loves most about Jesus. Here is her answer: “In his interactions with people, Jesus flashed the beauty of his Father, a God who is breathtakingly beautiful. Such beauty is a reflection of his holiness, a representation of the harmony of the Trinity, and its expression is manifested throughout creation.”

There are many things to love about him and we could even wonder what’s not to love about Jesus. Getting to know him better and going deeper in relationship with him could be enhanced by meditating on specific aspects of his nature, character and personality. What do you love about him?

Besides his kindness toward us, I love his gentleness. In both Isaiah 43 and Matthew 12, we are told he won’t break a bruised reed or snuff out a smoldering wick. He was gentle with children, who are sometimes like a bruised reed, easily overlooked and harmed by careless words and mistreatment. He was gentle with women, especially those who were hurting and downtrodden. He is gentle with us, kindly and gently loving us to greater depths of relationship and maturity in him. He doesn’t kick us when we’re down. He understands our weaknesses to the point of protecting and guarding us as you would a flickering candle.

His gentleness shows us how to not only treat others, but how to treat ourselves. May his gentleness lift you up and keep you going.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

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