Today, let’s meditate upon gentleness by looking at the most true gentleness the world has ever known: Jesus.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3). He spoke the vast expanse of the universe into existence.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines on the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5). He is light and life.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. – For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:15-19). He is God clothed in flesh. Physical, tangible and infinite. The life-force made known to humankind.
Think of the most majestic thing you have ever seen – what is it?
Now, think that Jesus is the creator of it.
Fixing in mind what you can of the awesomeness of His power, greatness of His might, open your Bible (or Bible app to listen!) to Luke 2:1-40. Employing your imagination and all your senses, invite yourself into the scenes of Jesus’ birth.
What did the Spirit impress upon you?