I’m so excited to share with you how Jesus moved in my life this weekend.
First off, 180 Weekend was incredible. My buddy Carlos Bedoya aka Loso, an artist from Tampa Fl, was our guest for the weekend. We spent a lot of down time just hanging out having great conversations and building up our friendship.
Loso asked me why did Jesus die for me. I said because we are sinners and the price of our sin had to be paid. Loso said, “Dillon, think, think about it Dillon. I know you know the answer bro just think deeper. What was the last thing that Jesus said on the cross?” I told him that Jesus said “tetelestai,” which is a greek word that translates to “It is finished.” He said, “Right, what is finished?” So we continued and talked through everything.
Loso left me with a great example of “What is finished.”
Think of God, think of Him having a bow and arrow drawn back. God is holy, we are unholy. Those two cannot have anything to do with each other. The front hand of God is love, begging us to come home. Pleading. The back hand is his wrath that has to be given unto whatever is unholy. The target is us. Jesus stepped in front of us and took the wrath upon himself. WHAT? What a beautiful analogy. Think about that. The wrath was given. Jesus lived a perfect, blameless life, obeying all that he was supposed to. Took the wrath of God. And now God looks at us and sees us obeying him. Wow, how incredible. Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross, and rose from the grave. Amazing right?
We continued talking, “When you read 1 Samuel 17, the story of David and Goliath, what is that story speaking into you? That we are David, and Goliath is whatever we are up against, right? “Dillon, think, I know you know the answer bro just think deeper.” This is what Loso said to me all weekend with these questions. So He said, “We’ll talk through it, we’ll figure this out together.”
Loso was helping me think through what the deeper symbolism of this story was.
David was an Israelite. Goliath was a Philistine. The Philistines and Israelites were fighting in the Valley of Elah. Goliath came out and was calling out the Israelites. David walks up, sees what’s going on, jumps in there and takes care of Goliath, defeating him. Sound familiar? Jesus.
When we look at this story, who are we? We aren’t David, we are the Israelites terrified in fear. Jesus is David. And our sin and unholiness is Goliath.
As I was serving him this weekend, Loso poured his love for Jesus into me. I’ll never forget that, and I am so excited to continue growing and building up our friendship!
The GOSPEL is everywhere.