Monday, February 13, 2012

Is the Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

According to a recent Super Bowl add, it’s half-time in America, a rather ambiguous appellation. Will America's 'game' be finished in another 200 years? 

 The answer to the question “do you see the glass half-full or half-empty?” purportedly reveals a person's optimism or pessimism. Neither is biblical. Using this metaphor, we'd have to say Jesus was a "glass full" Person. 

Do you know how some single persons will say they are looking for their “other half” or a how a married man (a smart one) will introduce his spouse as his “better half?” Those notions are only half right.  Each of us is whole and complete in Christ. When Jesus was on earth, He was fully human, but full of God's fullness. And now that He is “in us,” we have received His fullness (Col.2:9-10).

Sure, there is a process whereby our fullness is becoming more experiential. But knowing that you are full of Christ is half the battle. How unfortunate that too many of us spend only half our time, and even then only half-trying to experience Jesus' fullness. I think we haven't learned the half of what it means to be “filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:19)

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