Jul 11 2013
“Do you have any gold crosses?” asked Janet. “Let me see” mumbled the shopkeeper as he peered down into his showcase through spectacles, “Hmm … would you like a plain one, or one with a little man on it?” Janet looked up horrified, “Little man? How could he call Jesus a little man?”
People who have faith in Jesus see him quite differently from those who don’t. They see him as God’s provision for humanity’s healing, wholeness, and salvation, while others see him as just another religious man.
On one occasion a woman who had suffered from continual bleeding for 12 years pushed her way through a crowd to get to Jesus (Mark 5:25-34). She thought “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Like Janet she did not see Jesus as a little man, she saw him as God’s provision for world salvation. And as she reached out and touched the edge of Jesus’ cloak with eyes of faith, God saw her in the crowd and responded with healing power. More