Saturday, December 8, 2018

Five Minute Friday: Balance/Unbalanced

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Today I am participating in Five Minute Friday, where a group of writers get together and write about a one word prompt for 5 minutes.  Today's word is Balance.

Begin 5 minutes.

There's a lot of clamoring for balance these days, but in my own experience, I don't think balance is possible to even attain anymore. I feel like something always gets more attention that something or someone else. And that is not always a bad thing.

In the Kingdom of God, under the New Covenant, I feel like were are called to be "unbalanced." The Bible says in John 1:17 that the "law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." Many people want us to have balance these days, following all of God's commands. But under the New Covenant, the only work we are called to do is to "believe on the one He has sent."

Under the New Covenant, there is definitely an unbalance of GRACE. There is an abundance of GRACE. Balance suggests that things are even, on an even playing field, level. But not so with JESUS. Not so with GRACE.

Repeatedly, over and over, we see an abundance of Grace flowing into the lives of those He ministered to. Story after story tells us of this abundance. It made the religious leaders mad. They were balanced. Jesus was not.

We see Jesus opening people's eyes who had never seen, feeding thousands and thousands of people with 5 loaves and 2 fish, raising people from the dead, filling boats (which were created to float) with fish so much so that they began to sink.

Jesus was never balanced, but always unbalanced, providing an abundance of Grace.

End 5 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting perspective. I tend to think of Jesus as providing the perfect balance because he has a perfectly eternal perspective. I suspect both of us are giving our best human understanding of the divine, and always falling short. :-) Thank you for sharing your thoughts.