Did you know that only Jesus was truly free?
His freedom was rooted in His spiritual awareness that God was His Father. That He was and is a child of God.
He understood the depth of that relationship before he was born (He is the same, yesterday, today and forever).
Jesus also knew his "raison d'etre" his "reason for being."
He really grasped that he was sent into this world to share of God's love, and that he would return to God after his mission was fulfilled.
Not to be trite, but I can visually see God giving Jesus a "thumbs up" after the resurrection.
Why is this important?
Because knowing all of this, Jesus was free to speak and act without having to please the world and the power to respond to people's pains with the healing love of God.
He was by no means addicted to the approval of men and women. He knew his "what, when, where and why".
That's why the Bible states in Luke 6:19, "Everyone in the crowd was trying to touch him because power came out of hum that cured them all."
What are the lessons?
Realize who you are in God.
Understand your life mission or purpose.
Strive for God's approval and everything else will fall into place.
And you will be truly free.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.