What God is Like

What God is Like & Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Hebrews 1:3 (easy)

The Son shows us completely what God is like. He shines with the great light of God himself. His nature and God’s nature are the same. The Son’s powerful word causes everything to continue. He himself made it possible for us to be clean from our sins. After he had done that, he returned to heaven. He went and he sat at the right side of God, who rules with all authority.

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For as long as I’ve been a Christian, I’ve had a skewed vision of God. I’ve always questioned whether or not He was actually nice; whether He was loving. I’ve assumed that He’s constantly disappointed in me. Maybe He’s just unrelatable? As He should be, right? I mean He’s God; perfect and holy.

But because I’ve always felt this way, I’ve struggled to connect with Him. Jesus, on the other hand, has been my Dude (total respect there). And if you’re wondering why that matters, think of it this way: Jesus isn’t mentioned in more than half of the Bible. If you open your Bible to Matthew Chapter 1 and put a bookmark there, you can see the difference in pages written “pre-Jesus” and when Jesus officially hits the scene.

It makes reading the Bible challenging because without even thinking about it, I’ve created a clear separation between God and Jesus. And I know this is a common perception. In fact, in the movie/book The Shack, Mack is having a conversation with Jesus and tells Him that He just feels like He can connect with Him and talk to Him better than the others (God and the Holy Spirit).

I used to feel bad about feeling this way, but then I realized that this feeling wasn’t an accident. God didn’t make a mistake by making Jesus the “relatable one”. That’s the point. Jesus bridged the gap between God and humanity by relating to us and connecting with us.

Hebrews 1:3 tells us that Jesus shows us completely what God is like. That means that when Jesus cried at the grave of Lazarus for the pain His friends were experiencing, that was God crying (John 11). When Jesus protected the woman who was caught committing adultery, that was God protecting a child that He loved (John 8). When Jesus fed 5,000 people who had no other way to eat, that was God providing (John 6). And when Jesus appeared to Thomas, to help him with his unbelief and doubt by allowing him to see and touch his wounds from the Cross, that was God (John 20).

It feels easier to connect with Jesus because it is easier to connect with Jesus. God knew that as humans, we’d struggle with the concept of an “invisible” Creator. Jesus is God’s way of leaning down to us – to be with us. So when we read about God in the Old Testament, He’s the same God who came to meet us in the New Testament. And when we see Jesus performing miracles and literally going out of His way to show us kindness and love, He’s the same God that’s always been, and always will be.

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Do you tend to view God differently than you view Jesus? What are some of the misconceptions you have about God? Does this scripture help you to gain a better understanding of who God really is?

Pray

For complete confidence in God’s nature.

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

Serves 4 • 1/4 Quiche

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Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Steam broccoli until tender, about 3 minutes in the microwave
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Spray a pie pan with non-stick cooking spray
  4. In a large bowl, crack eggs and scramble
  5. Mix with almond milk, steamed broccoli, pepper, salt, parsley, and 1/2 of the cheddar cheese
  6. Pour mixture into the pan and top with remaining cheese
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through
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Once the timer hits the 25 minute mark, you’ll want to start to watch these quiche closely. It tends to go from uncooked to browning very quickly!

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