I just finished reading Next Door Savior by Max Lucado. I haven't been able to read as much as I used to for the last few years, & reading this reminds me how much I enjoy Max Lucado books. He's just got such a way with words.
"Jesus has been there. He experienced 'all the pain, all the testing' (Heb.2:18 MSG). Jesus was angry enough to purge the temple, hungry enough to eat raw grain, distraught enough to weep in public, fun loving enough to be called a drunkard, winsome enough to attract kids, weary enough to sleep in a storm-bounced boat, poor enough to sleep on dirt and borrow a coin for a sermon illustration, radical enough to get kicked out of town, responsible enough to care for his mother, tempted enough to know the smell of Satan, and fearful enough to sweat blood."
(Next Door Savior by Max Lucado page 16)
And I got a kick out of this:
(to set this up, he's talking about when Jesus was glorified on the mountain)
"Has a more austere group ever assembled? Moses, the lawgiver. Elijah, the prophet. Peter, the Pentecost preacher. James, the apostle. John, the gospel writer and revelator. The Bible's first and final authors in one place. "
I just thought that was cool. That thought had never crossed my mind. Moses, the author of the first five books of the Bible, & John, the author of the last book of the Bible, both witnessing the transfiguration of Jesus. Cool. :)