Jesus life was an in-depth course of the essence of the living God displayed before the disciples. There’s no way of denying that.
How to surrender your life!
He healed the sick, brought the son of the widower back to life, gave colors to the sight of the blind man and would stop everything because he felt His power healing a woman. Jesus had time to sit with people, give them attention! How he loved to sit at a table to share meaningful times with powerful teachings!
Jesus provided spiritual food and the bread that filled our stomachs, with as little as a simple touch he would restore Hope to the hearts of men and speak the breath of life over those around Him. When he would see the crippled and say “Your sins have been forgiven” or “Take your bed and follow me.” Peter, James and John and all the other followers of Jesus saw the Teacher of teachers walk out a life that was the essence of the Gospel.
After the Messiah was arrested and then taken to the cross, the despair, and pain that many felt went beyond just losing a loved one. Humanity’s only hope seems to have faded away slipping between our fingers. Those men and women ran away taken by fear, Friday was a dark night with the uncertainty of “how could the Messiah die?”
But he would not leave them! There was still one final lesson to be taught, little did they know that this lesson was Jesus’ most important lesson of all: Love and Surrender.
Luiz Renato Maia,