My dear friend ‘Sis Caddo Jael,’ a wonderful poet and rock star encourager blogs over at “Grace Pieces.” She has an amazing way with words and the ability to draw emotions with words as if they were acrylics and we were her canvas. (Clearly not my gift – LOL)
Here is her question:
I remembered my question, hope it’s not too stupid: Everyone always says, “2000 years ago”, when referencing Christ’s appearance on earth. I heard it again, just this week–but I’ve been hearing the same “2000 years ago” for at least the 47 years I’ve been a Christian. Why is this?
So – out of the gate - no such thing as stupid questions.
First off, we are a lazy bunch, and not too precise. I have been hearing, and probably saying, 2000 years all my life, since my calendar theoretically started counting from the birth (or is it death) of Christ. There is some uncertainty to the exact dates in my mind anyway, so I am not sure I would say Jesus died 1980 years ago, or something like that.
Of course, this was not Christ’s first appearance on earth. There is some disagreement on this score, but I believe that anytime God shows up in human form, it is likely Jesus. Throughout the history of mankind Jesus has been showing up here and there in bodily form.
- It was Jesus (in my opinion) walking with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day.
- It was Jesus who fashioned the lambskin outfits for them as the first covering for sin.
- It was Jesus to whom Abraham tithed – the man with the name Melchizedek, King of Salem (aka Prince of Peace?)
- It was Jesus - the captain of the Lord Army who met Joshua before the battle of Jericho.
- It was Jesus, the fourth man in the furnace with Daniel’s friends.
I love these “Theophanies” or better yet “Christophanies”
I have rambled enough on this one – what do you think? Does the 2000 years thing bug you?
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