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 about a heart connection with Jesus, our High Priest.
As in the song, I find there are many facets to this supreme Jesus that fill out His splendor in warm, comforting ways. 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).
Jesus truly is our elder brother. He is the one Who called His Father “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9). He is the natural firstborn of the Father (John 3:16, Romans 8:29), and we are dearly-wanted adopted children of His Father (Romans 5:18). How wonderful to 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 a man love me, he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him” (John 14:23). It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Be blessed! Gail Ruth