Five Minute Friday: Crazy Jesus, Weren’t You Afraid?

It’s Friday, y’all!  Date night is 12 hours away!  But for now, I’m writing for five minutes with my new favorite community, over at LisaJoBaker.com, Five Minute Friday.   The rules are easy: 
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}


Join me?  Today’s word prompt is: Afraid.  Which ironically, last night I wrote about worry before the word prompt was revealed at midnight.  Pretty cool, huh?  Kinda like God is teaching me something… :).
 
Enjoy, awesome readers!
 
Crazy Jesus, Weren’t You Afraid?


 
If Jesus sat across from me this morning as I sip my coffee and let the kids indulge in some before school TV, I’d tell him he was crazy.
“Yes, Yes, you’re Lord of All, King of Kings, Savior of the World, Great Rabbi and Word Made Flesh, but you’re still crazy.
Look at your life and ministry!  Championing the oppressed, upsetting men in power, teaching controversial things like, “blessed are the poor in spirit” and “take up your cross and follow me”.
Healing the ear of a man coming to take you to your very own cross. Dying for sinful me, when you yourself were perfect and blame free.
You’re crazy.  We’re you afraid at all? 
When the men marched towards you with anger and fear in their eyes…weren’t you afraid?
When your mama begged you to stop teaching the things that would surely get you placed on that cross…weren’t you afraid?
Sure, you’re fully God.  But you’re fully man too.
And I know about being fully man!  Full of humanly fears and worries. Fear of men with guns in elementary schools.  Fear of planting a church no one will come to.
Hello? Type-A, oldest child over here. 
Worry is my middle name. 
Tell me.  How is it you were able to do it all?  Fearless and fierce, my Lord?”
I gulp my French vanilla coffee as He reminds me of a moment in a river.
When a Dove decended and a Voice spoke the words that filled Him with confidence before starting His dangerous ministry.
“This is my Son, in whom I’m well pleased”. 
“I had my Father with me. I was never alone, nor forsaken”. 
And I get it.  It’s ok to be afraid, natural even, but my Heavenly Father is with me. I am not alone.  I am not forsaken.  I can trust in His goodness, rely on His faithfulness, and let His Voice fill me with peace. I do not have to worry! 
I can remember the birds and the lilies.
I can remember the resurrection!
I can remember the Holy Spirit, my Comforter and Encourager.
“Ok, Lord. Let’s be crazy together.  Help me be fierce and fearless. Full of faith and full of confidence…just like you.

17 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Crazy Jesus, Weren’t You Afraid?

  1. I just found you for the first time through 5 Minutes – and I'm so there with you. I love the way you capture the truth of our thoughts – and how our Savior was God and Man. I think he did have fear – he had to experience all we do – but oh, how he showed us to step up and out in faith. Then again, some days I think 'yeah, but you were God and you can see and understand the whole picture"…. Oh, I love your post. So thankful I stopped by!

  2. There's something to be crazy about- I'll try to join you in this craziness – great view- great writing! Thank you so much for sharing this – love it!Marissahttp://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

  3. Thanks, Dolly! I'll check out that link this weekend. It's a journey towards fully trustin and following Jesus. I'm still learning and I suspect, I'll be learning up until I enter eternity.

  4. Okay, so this is my new favorite post ever. I LOVE the way you wrote here, and it is precisely where I am in life as well. Such a perfect representation of how I'm feeling. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of your heart and His heart! Love to you, my new friend!

  5. Oh I love it and this is my favorite "afraid" post too. What fun! I'm sharing. And this is so me, "Hello? Type-A, oldest child over here. Worry is my middle name."My hubby always tells me not to take myself so seriously but he should talk, he is 1st born too. lol

  6. Wow, just wow! Amazing post! And what a great question to ask of Him. I love, love, love your perspective here. And all of that so well written in 5 minutes??? Okay, I'm impressed!

  7. Thank you, Tanya! Your comment means a lot. I have to admit, I had head start thinking about trusting God when I wrote "get your steep on"…but there are several grammatical errors and typos I'm itching to fix…

  8. I simply ADORE this post!!! I feel like I can hear you sitting in your living room having this open and honest convo with Jesus with a slacked jaw, really wanting to know the answers to these questions and Jesus just sittin' there quietly sippin' his hot (unsugared) tea just listening…waiting until you are done!! I can see the whole thing! love it!

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