American pop culture is a continual celebration of the extraordinary who rise above the rest. These extraordinary ones soar to magnificent heights of human achievement, showing the rest of us what is possible if we pursue our dreams. Wealth, influence, fame, and the affections of the masses await any who break through to the other side of ordinary: out of the mundane, into the spectacular. We dream of the spectacular. Who longs to see a movie about the standard, average man?
The splendor and greatness of God’s power and majesty is not diminished by His tenderness towards mankind. It is the same as a father not being diminished in authority when he allows his child to pin him down as they play together.
Everyone watching knows who the greater power is, and who is ultimately in charge.
Yet the father who allows his toddler to pin him down is something more than just, “powerful”. He is someone who is not defined by his power or his authority, but by his love.
I’ve been thinking about Jesus, the Servant of all. The more I know about Him, the more captivated and tender I become. [Read more…]