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Jesus and the Highly Sensitive Person

September 25, 2009

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The living High King Jesus, the Magnificent, The Utterly Supreme One, is overwhelmingly impressive. For example, when He appeared to John the apostle, John fell down at His feet as one dead just from being in His presence (Revelation 1:17).

While this is truly an accurate portrayal of the glorified Jesus, it is not the whole story. This facet of Jesus in His glory, isolated out of context from other facets of Who He Is, makes Him sound unapproachable and untouchable — too wonderful for us to get near. Alone, it can even become a one-dimensional caricature of some distant, detached deity.

While it is wonderful to acknowledge and worship our mighty Jesus who is Supreme above all, the highly sensitive person who is a Christian often hungers also for an intimate and emotional connection to Him. Or they would if they knew it were possible. The reality is that many highly sensitive Christians find their hearts starved at church, never understanding there is a remedy. What many churches don’t understand and can’t tell them is that it is possible to have a personal heart-to-heart emotional relationship with the Jesus they worship.

At the beginning of this post I’ve attached a video of some of my Holy Spirit music. This song is in honor of my heart connection with Jesus, my High Priest.

As felt in the song, I find there are many other facets to this supreme Jesus that fill out His splendor in warm, comforting ways. They don’t reduce His magnificence; they merely add to the multi-dimensional nature of that Magnificence. For example, He is portrayed throughout the book of Hebrews as our compassionate and merciful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17). He sympathizes with our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15). And we get to come into His presence freely and openly, just as we are. In all our frankness and bluntness. No protocol, social graces, or clean-up required. (Hebrew 4:16).

I also think of Him as an elder brother. He is the one Who called His Father “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9). I see Him as the natural firstborn of the Father (John 3:16, Romans 8:29), and myself as a dearly-wanted adopted child of His Father (Romans 5:18). I love that I get to call Him brother as well as The Utterly Supreme One.

Where is He now? Scripture says He is at the right hand of the Father (Romans 8:34). But again, that’s not the whole story. Jesus promised His disciples shortly before His crucifixion, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him” (John 14:23). It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Be blessed! Gail Ruth

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