When I met Jesus for the first time, face to face, I was surprised that my previous ideas of him were so far from the truth. I had always pictured him to be powerless, glazed over in a stained glass window. But it was not He who stood powerless and void of life. It was me.
I thought of God in his holiest of holies, as one who could not be approached by me because my place of worship did not land me in a Sunday morning pew, but in a Friday night bar stool. But God was not unapproachable. I was.
So it came as a complete shock when He approached me, penetrating my heart in such a powerful way.
It was love at first sight.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
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