by Josh Vahle

“He [Jesus The Christ] is The Radiance of The Glory of God and the exact expression of His Nature, constantly upholding all things by The Word of His Power [the same Word that breathed stars into existence].  After making complete purification for sins, He sat down at The Right Hand of The Majesty on High [His Father and our Father, in the heavens].”  – Hebrews 1:3

Jesus.  When we look at Him, we see God.  He is a Person, The Person above all persons, The blazing, gentle, just, merciful, holy, purifying Presence of the cleansing power of His Holy Spirit, making us clean inside-out, by immersing us in God’s Breath…constantly…now…just like God did with Adam…in The Garden…after He fashioned Adam out of the ground…clay, dirt, quarks, protons, neutrons, electrons, atoms, elements…into bones, vessels, nerves, muscles, connective tissues, brain tissue…arranged and intricately connected and beautifully divided…life systems for extracting, transferring…of oxygen and nutrients, and removal of waste…CO2, spent food…navigation systems for vision, hearing, balance (have you ever learned about the human eye or the inner ear??!!! Wow!), all perfectly connected and indwelt…breathed into…constantly…beautifully and mysteriously controlled by Adam’s soul…by his spirit…co-ruling…co-reigning…body and soul…designed to be eternally unified as one unit…a magnificent human being…living, breathing, acting, loving, desiring, thinking, understanding, experiencing…shining…amazement, wonder…filled with God…overflowing with God…reflecting God…as a little mirror…male and female…designed for each other…to be unified with each other…as a team, partnering with God to multiply, spread, fill…the whole earth with His Love and Beauty and Strength and Wisdom and Design…for perfect flourishing…shalom, shalom, shalom…Peace and Joy and Beauty everywhere…The Spring of The Water of Life….Wow.  God is still breathing.  Can you feel His Breath?  Can you see it permeating all things…every moment? Faith, children.  Courage, friends.  Hope, siblings. He has not abandoned us.  And we still get to…GET to…partner with Him in The Restoration of all things…both NOW and forevermore.  All Hail King Jesus!!!

Father, You are The Best, The Greatest, The Most Wise, The Most Loving, The One whose star-breathing, life-giving WORD [= Jesus]…fills us…with Your Eternal Love, Gracious Power, Empathetic Goodness, Regenerating Life, and Compassionate Wisdom.  Thank You for loving little us…little me…and for not just loving us but also liking us, delighting in us…singing over us…Your beloved children in Jesus our Big Brother.  Thank You for upholding us and everything else with Your Merciful, Present, Power-infusing, Courage-birthing, Comfort-giving, Hope-renewing Divine Word.  You are Good…You’re Good…Oh! You are Good!!!  I can’t wait to see You face-to-Face when You return Jesus.  This is my deepest desire…a desire which You gave me when you planted Your Spirit in me.  Thank You for this desire.  Let it burn bright so I can help others to become filled with You and fishers of people…caught…captured…enthralled with Your Beauty and Goodness.  Help me to see You more clearly every day in Your Word and in Everything You are upholding so that my whole life would become a constant act of praise and worship and trust and love and obedience for You…faith acting through love…for others…You loving others in my life through me…not by my flesh…not by my strength…not by my power…but by Your Holy Spirit.  Amen.  So be it!  Yes, Lord!!!  Hallelujah!!!  All Hail You, King Jesus!!!