Ask About Him?

A month or so ago, I shared in a Facebook post about an experience on Zoom. Apparently, a person on the call elected to perform a little bit of google snooping about me. Hey, I’ve partaken in said activity a few times as well, but when it was time for them to speak, they shared their screen to accompany their commentary and I noticed my photo and bio. I was thrown off for a moment, until I realized that while they intended to share their screen, they did not intend to share that tab. I was tickled and they were embarrassed. As I joked about it online, a sister friend of mine, who always has a comical gif in her technology knapsack posted Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns confidently saying, “Ask About Me!” Not only was it hilarious to me, but it also prompted me to consider that God can actually be photoshopped instead because His miracles, His signs and His wonders marvel humanity daily. Yet, if we truly want to understand the heart of God and more importantly, His intentions for our lives, we need to develop such a relationship that folx don’t have to google Him, they can simply ask us, because we hold a more personable, tangible, intimate narrative.

Yet if we are afraid to lift His name, lift His works and lift His sovereignty, others who could benefit from Him will have no other choice but to “google their way through” seeking to find answers and directives in places and spaces not ordained by God; or structures that are ill-equipped to hold the weight of their burdens nor the heaviness of their pain. But God can. His capacity is deep and wide and never fills up. Whatever we are looking for, can be found in Him. Whatever we desire, can be quenched by His never ending love. Whatever we need, can be sustained through the Blood that Jesus the Christ shed over 2000 years ago. When we fail to contemporize Christ and the extent to which His relevancy still matters, we are potentially neglecting our assignment in the earth. Through relationship with God, we get to know His characteristics and thereby can discern that which is of God and that which is not.

Matthew 16:15-17 reads, “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.” In this text, Christ is suggesting that we get to know His father. In other words, you can ask Jesus about Him – but He is suggesting that we get to know Him for ourselves. What are the names of God in terms of who He is to you that could be on the back of His jersey? God has so much He desires to reveal to us, about us and for us – but we must ask. And as we do, we are comfortable and confident in sharing the Good News. Can someone ask you about Him?