How was your spring break? I went to Paris and Brugge, Belgium with two of my friends MacKenzie Wright and Emily Calvert. Paris is one of my favorite cities ever and I had never been to Brugge but LOVED it. (We found flights for like $490 round trip!)
***If you are interested in filling the chaplain role once I graduate, please text me ASAP at 817-734-9337 because I am sending out a lil list of questions and I want to meet w each of you :)***
1. Four fun things
2. Visual Prayers
3. the word became flesh
4. easter sunday
5. 3 cool Instagram accounts!
^ I share lots of Mari Andrew's illustrations, and she is releasing a book! There are so many I can relate to.
I have included a few pieces of art by Scott Erickson on here, but I just LOVE his work so so much. He has a booklet, 40 days of Prayer, that is so beautiful. Here are a few:
The word became flesh.
I find myself focusing more on the divine qualities of Jesus and the characteristics of God more than his human nature. However, in early Christianity, the argument was centered on if Jesus was REALLY God. They knew he was human. People saw, heard, and touched Him.
When Jesus heard the centurion’s words of faith, “he marveled” (Matthew 8:10). He says in Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” In John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. The author to the Hebrews writes that “Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears” (Hebrews 5:7).
As John Calvin summed it up, “Christ has put on our feelings along with our flesh.”
Jesus KNOWS what it is like to feel abandoned by God. In the garden of Gethsemane, before His crucifixion, Jesus begged to God if there was any way they could save humanity without him going to the cross... "let this cup pass from me" and He was denied. Timothy Keller says you must frame your struggles with the knowledge that the word became flesh. You can go to him with anything, because He understands and He has been there.
David Mathis articulates it really well: His one person has both an infinite, divine mind and a finite, human mind. He can be said not to know things, as in Mark 13:32, because he is genuinely human and finite — and human minds are not omniscient. And Jesus can be said to know all things, as in John 21:17, because he is divine and infinite in his knowledge.
Paradoxical as it is, the Scriptures plainly affirm that Jesus both knows all things as God and doesn’t know all things as man. For the unique, two-natured, singular person of Christ, this is no contradiction, but a peculiar glory of the God-man.
Jesus took a human body to save our bodies. And he took a human mind to save our minds. Without becoming man in his emotions, he could not have rescued our hearts. And without taking a human will, he could not save our broken and wandering wills. In the words of Gregory of Nazianzus, “That which he has not assumed he has not healed.”
He became man in full, so that he might save us in full. He is a truly marvelous Savior.
Also, Timothy Keller has an incredible sermon on this. I highly reccomend it and it's only 30 minutes long. Listen here.
If you are in Fayetteville this weekend, come and celebrate the Lord's ultimate redemptive act of sacrifice and His glorious resurrection. He loves us so intimately for while we were STILL sinners and far from Him, he died for us.
I am a member of New Heights. They will hold services at 9am and 10:45am.
Harvest Bible Church: 9am & 11am
New Life Church: 8:30, 9:45, 11:15
Cross Church: Sat. at 5pm, Sunday at 7:30, 9, 10:30, 12
Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church: 10am, 5pm, 8pm
Museum of selfies: lol.
I have an unhealthy obsession with Zilker Bark thanks to Tatum Apodaca. This guy just hangs out at a park in Austin and takes pics of dogs/gets paid for it. Sign me up.
Script to Screen: "posts a classic movie scene with the actual script scrolling underneath. It’s fascinating to see the text play out in real time, and you realize how much each actor’s interpretation affects the words." (via cup of jo)
Have a wonderful week! As always, text or email me with anything you find on the internet, or if you have any questions/tips/advice/etc!