Jesus is a multitude of positions for His people in Idaho Falls. (1) He is the Shepherd (good – John 10:11, great – Hebrews 13:20-21, I Peter 2:25, chief – I Peter 5:4, and Revelation 7:17). (2) He is the Bishop (I Peter 2:25). (3) He is the Head (Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:15, 5:23, and Colossians 1:18, 2:10, 2:19). And (4) He is the King (Acts 2:30-40).
- No one else approaches the category of loving, restoring, healing, refreshing, and feeding you like Him.
- No one else reaches the scope of understanding, overseeing, and managing you like Him.
- No one else fulfills the precision of teaching, directing, and leading you like Him.
- No one else lives the position of caring, providing, and protecting you like Him.
There is only one Shepherd who so sacrificially loves. There is only one Bishop who deserves all the preeminence. There is only one Head of the Church. There is only one King who has all things under His feet. Only One.
He should be on the front page of the newspaper each week, the headline each night in the television news, the focal member of business’ board room discussions, the joy and laughter in little children’s classrooms, the song and painting of the musicians and artists, and the main message of every preacher. He should be invited by our mayor and city council into the heart of our city. He should be given the keys. He should sit on the throne of every one of our hearts.
He is simply that good.