Monday, September 17, 2012
What is that?
“What in the world is that behind us?” My friend Lynda’s husband Alan asked that as we were traveling along I-40. We were on our way to a Smokies Game when Alan saw something strange in the rear view mirror. Of course, everybody in car turned around to look. What we saw is in the picture below. We took pictures of it with our cell phones. I think it made the driver mad, but what do you expect when you’re driving on an interstate with a large moose head duck taped to the back of your small car?
I sent the picture to several people and most of them had no idea what it was. Many of them thought it was a giant boot or cast attached to the small car. Since my husband does taxidermy, it was obvious to me that it was a moose head. But then again, I’m used to seeing dead animals attached to things. Seeing that moose head was a unique experience to say the least.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV).
“One and only” is how Jesus is described in the above translation. The King James Version uses the term “begotten.” Both terms mean special, unusual, and unique; just like Jesus. There is no one or nothing else like Him. Man cannot create anything that can even come close to comparing to Him and His love.
As in my above example, some people did not recognize the moose head in the picture since it was so different. There are many today who cannot or will not recognize Jesus and his “uniqueness.” If only people could get past what the world has taught them to see Jesus as He really is. Now that would be an experience they would never forget!