What is reality?
covering – is exposed for the illusion it is, whenreality is uncovered, when truth shines forth.John says that this ultimate reality entered our di-mension of time and space, the logic that upholdsthe universe, the Creator of all things became part
of creation. The Word became esh in the person
of Jesus Christ. In Him the reality of God and thereality of man is uncovered.Our descriptions of this reality might change, butreality itself is immutable. The gospel is nothing
less that the word of truth, the uncovering of reality,
the declaration that God successfully, once and forall, removed sin and restored man to the place of innocence He destined us for.Despite thousands of years of religion and diligentstudy, the reality of God was never known beforethis event. Matthew makes this extraordinary sta-
tement: “no one knows the Father except the Son”
Mt 11:27. But it is for this very purpose that the Son
of God has come, to reveal the Father, and in thatprocess reveal the truth about you.
Jesus did not bring just another theory, another pos-
sibility, another shadow. His message is not some
abstract philosophy. He displays reality. His wordsand deeds corresponds to who He is – God Himself,
reality itself, within human esh.
God, as revealed in Christ Jesus, is not a distant,uninvolved, or neutral God, but a God who refuses
to be God in any other way than for man, with man
and in man. He is close, personal and absolutelycommitted to mankind.Jesus reveals a God who is intimately acquaintedwith the details of our lives – He even knows thenumber of hair on your head!If we want to know what God is like, we should
look at how He chose to reveal Himself. He revealed
Himself in Christ as a relational God – He wantsto be known, not theoretically, but personally andintimately.
Jesus involved Himself in the real human dramas of
people’s lives. He did not conceal Himself to somesacred place and occasionally uttered great philo-
sophical phrases. No! He was at the weddings, with
the sick and outcasts, developing real relationships
with His followers … even while they did not un-derstand Him fully. God is relational.
Jesus reveals that God is present. His primaryconcern is not to explain the past or predict thefuture, but to uncover the reality of this moment.
When the ‘Logos’ which was before time, and conti-
nues to exist outside of time, enters our time … or
our understanding of time … He changes our unders-
tanding of time completely. His coming is referredto as the fullness of time (Eph 1:10)Paul gives further insight into this when he writes:“… whether things present or things to come, all
are yours” (1 Cor 3:22)
Did you get that?The future can’t add anything to you!Because even things to come is yours already.
The future only holds a further revelation, a further
unveiling of what is yours already.
Jesus had some stern words for people who were so
busy studying the scriptures that they missed the life,
the reality that stood right in front of them – God in
human form – yet they preferred their books, their
topics and speculations about the future. (John 5:39)
Jesus reveals that Eternal life has little to do withour illusions of endless time, but has everything todo with the quality of relationship we enjoy withthe Father and Himself (John 17:3)
Let’s get real!
“…do not focus on what is seen, but on what isunseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is
unseen is eternal.” 2 Cor 4:18
March 31, 2011