What does the word 'messy' bring to mind for you? Dirty? Filthy? Too much clutter? Or does the word 'messy' make you think of other ways in which people are a "mess"?
Well...Jesus would fit into some of those ideas of messiness in ways you may not have ever considered before. Years ago when reading Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, I read these words of Peterson: "When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us - he enters into our trouble (our mess) and saves us." You see...Jesus can't help but get messy when dealing with people like us.
This week, we find Jesus getting messy when he heals a man who had been blind since birth. And besides getting his hands dirty, he messes with the Sabbath and upset quite a few religious people. And thankfully the messiness still continues on today.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 as we continue in our series, Jesus Is, and take a good look at when "Jesus Is Messy". And as we go through our week, may we give thanks that Jesus comes to us, time and time again, and is willing to get more than a little messy with us. See you Sunday!