Show 77: Fill These Hearts: God, Sex and the Universal Longing
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son… from the Father, full of grace and truth. -ESV
The Word became human and lived among us. We saw his glory. It was the glory that the Father shares with his only Son, a glory full of kindness and truth. -GW
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son,
generous inside and out, true from start to finish. – MSG
Have you ever pondered that text from John 1:14? That Almighty God would step down off His throne where myriads of angels continually sing Holy, Holy Holy….for the sole purpose of showing us how to live, how to die, defeating death and casting our sins as far as the east is from the west. Yes my dear Brothers and Sisters the veil has indeed been torn. How? The Word became flesh….
Why? Why would the Word (Jesus Christ) become flesh? Revelation 21:3 tells us: Behold, the dwelling place of God is with….man. He will dwell among them….and they will be His people… and God Himself will be with them… as their God.
Wow! So, if Jesus Christ became flesh, and He is physically going to dwell among His people in the New Heaven & the New Earth….why do we as His bride tend to think our own physical bodies as…. bad? That somehow our flesh is just a mere “tent” that houses all our evil desires? Is that really the case? Have we really ever considered the theology of our bodies?
Show 78: Fast Food Sex
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you… your heart’s desires.
Do what the Lord wants, and he will give you… your heart’s desire. – Psalm 37:4 (Various translations)
Whenever I hear the word… “desire”, the first thing I think of is Bono and the boys of the rock band U2. “Desire”…don’t worry I won’t sing it for you, I’ve been asked not to even sing in the shower, but I do like that song.
The second thing I think about… is how my desires tend to be…..hmmm, not so Godly. Not so healthy. And for the first 30 years of my life, I just simply….just gave into those desires with little or no thought.
But after meeting Jesus… there was this strange new tension, struggle and yearning. Especially when it came to sex. Have you felt like your own desires are… sideways? Like this longing in your heart is just bent, it’s just twisted. Is it really possible that Psalm 37:4 could be true in your life? That Almighty God wants to fill your heart with a Godly desire…that you didn’t even know you had?
Bio: Christopher West is a renowned educator and bestselling author who specializes in making Pope John Paul II’s ….Theology of the Body… accessible to a wide audience. You may have seen Christopher on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC and more.