Finding Jesus Everywhere on 8.28.11

This weekend we took some time to center around a simple yet profound thought:  Jesus is everywhere, but do we have the eyes to see him?

It is recorded in Luke 24:13-16: That same day two of them were walking to the village Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them.
But they were not able to recognize who he was.

Think about that…they did not recognize their leader and friend, Jesus.  There is some debate among scholars as to why this is, but many say they did not realize it was Jesus because they were not expecting to see him.

This passage caused our creative team to wonder:  Are we expecting to see Jesus?

In Matthew 25:35-40 Jesus says to the people “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.  Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?
The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Mother Theresa said, “I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene. I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus.”

This thought was woven throughout the worship set with the use of songs like “Thank You“, “All Around“, “Mighty to Save“, “Open My Eyes” and “Be Thou My Vision“.

In light of this weekend, I am praying “God open my eyes, to so that I see hungry Jesus and will feed him…sick Jesus and tend to him.  Help me see you in those around me that I might love them as you so love me.”


Posted by Aaron Niequist on 08.29.11 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

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