But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! (Matt. 8:27 KJV)
“God is not a man” (Numbers 23:19), it is therefore important to gain truth about how, as a man, Man must interact with God. This is important to establish and maintain relationship with God. Jesus being a Man had unique connection and relationship with God to the puzzle of the Men around Him; other Men always marveled at the exceptional result of His relations with God, Men, Elements and Events. In relation with God, He had all His requests and petitions answered. He said at some time, “Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always :…( John 11:41-42) and by that relation, He raised a man who had died and been buried four days, from the grave.
In relation with Man, “five thousand men beside women and children” (Matt. 14:21) was not a challenge for him to cater for and meet their food need; when the sea (element) was boisterous and the wind contrary and Peter, impacted by the adverse situation, began to sink, He (Jesus) stretched His hand to rescue him while He walked on the same waters (Matt. 14:30-31), at the Cana wedding event, He saved the day and the Bridegroom from imminent embarrassment when the wine ran out; He turned water into wine at the instance of His Word. (John 2:1-11).
About Jesus; “He hath done all things well:… “(Mark 7:37) was the epitaph of His Life and Ministry, yet He was a Man who was hungry as others, tempted as others, challenged as others, etc. but had a unique result in all life’ course unlike others. Men marveled and said of Him; “What manner of man is this…” (Matt. 8:27).
It is keen and ardent to our good course and profit to study the Life and Ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ; locate and identify what raised Him above the threshold of other Men, that ubiquitous and pervasive feature of His relation and interaction that extracted Him from common and ordinary Men. What must I have (or not have) to become like Jesus and attain His conquest.
Beloved, that unique feature of our Lord Jesus Christ in no other Man is Light! About our Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible said, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not… the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” (John 1:4-9). Light was the distinctive feature latent and dominant in and about Him. On one occasion; He motioned; “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John. 8:12)
Beloved, every Man needs that Light inherent in the Lord Jesus Name, he called it; “Light of life”; Let us take some time and contemplate that sentence and examine if we have it or not – the Light of Life. There is so much darkness in our World that people “stumble” at noonday and grope in daylight as if its night.
Quit and come out of this dark tunnel of “life” without Light, come, take hold of the Light of Life. The Light of Life makes our lives glow and makes a relationship with God possible. That Light is the Word of God codified and delivered in the Holy Bible. Let’s sit and settle with it – It will lighten the life we love to live.