How Odd of God

JOHN 6:55–56, 60, 66--“For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.” . . . Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?” . . . From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.

Most things God does in history seem odd to natural human beings. Nothing could be odder than God’s plan of salvation, which included the Incarnation and Christ’s atonement.

Imagine you were born in the Amazon jungles as part of a tribe still locked in the Stone Age. Suddenly, you are carried to the operating theater of a large teaching hospital. You watch in horror as a man slices open a human being. Your heart asks, “What kind of scary ritual is this? How can I escape?” Then someone explains modern medicine to you.

The discoveries of the greatest minds in medical science are disclosed, and it all makes sense.

God’s ways may seem strange to our earthbound minds. But there’s a much bigger picture, and Jesus has come to reveal it to our perplexed hearts.


Spiritual Heart Focus

Meditate on God’s penchant for using the lowly to make the highest impact and the implications of that for your life purpose.

Physical Heart Focus

When it comes to parties, “eat before you meet.” Fill up with heart–healthy food so you will lessen the temptation to overindulge on party delights.