Our world tells us a story of death. It says there is nothing. It says that we are just piles of dust.
It says that there is no greater plan. There is no greater being. We are a mistake of the cosmos. We exist by chance. And all we are is piles of dust.
It tells us there is no divine being at work. Death is the end. We are piles of dust in the end.
And when our hearts stop and our lungs stop breathing and life leaves these fragile shells there is nothing.
But we hear the words of an ancient man. We hear the melodies and rhythms and glorious discords of Jesus. We hear a better story than that of dust and nothingness.
If we want to talk of Jesus, if we want to speak of Jesus, let us speak of the discordant note.
Let us speak of the incarnate God…a man…a divine man…who jars with the stories of mankind. The individual stories of the discarded, the pained, the rejected, the broken.Let us talk of He who tells a story of inclusion, healing, love and wholeness. Let us speak of Jesus. Let us talk of He who tells a better story to our culture. A culture who is hedonistic, power hungry, selfish and destructively competitive. Let us speak of He who tells a story of grace, togetherness, humility, servitude and the raising up of the low. Let us speak of Jesus who tells a story more compelling, more beautiful, with greater depth and more magnificent power and wider shade and that which induces mind stretching wonder.
Let us speak of a discordant note in the ancient, in the now, and in the future. A discordant note which does not speak of darkness and emptiness and piles of meaningless dust. A story which speaks of the promise of an offer to eternal life, to an eternity where people will not go hungry, where people shall thirst no more, where people will not feel pain anymore, and where every tear shall we wiped away.
Let us speak of this Jesus.
This blog post was brought to you by....Oli Higham
Oli Higham is part of the leadership team at the Rock Community Church. He finds it hard to sum himself up in a few sentences. However he loves Jesus and is also rather fond of his family, films, coffee, rugby, Arsenal FC, poetry, spray paint, beards, cooking and laughing.