The Chosen Goes Deep

There’s a series of shows about Jesus and the disciples that has come out called, the Chosen. It’s bible based, but there are parts that are not in the Bible that have been added, mostly conversations between the chosen disciples.

The creator of the series must have thought very deeply about everything. Watching the series broadens the way of looking at the life of Jesus.

There’s one thing I’ve started to really understand and think about is how difficult it may have been for Jesus to tell others who he really is without people calling Him a blasphemer. Even when He performed so many miracles, healing people, even raising some from the dead. Still, it wasn’t enough for some to believe that God is in Him.

Throughout the Old Testament in the Bible, there have been many prophesies foreshadowing the savior to come into the world, God in flesh. There were signs to look out for, like the brightest shining star in the night. The prophet Isaiah wrote about about these upcoming events of a savior.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Then, in the New Testament, it follows the prophesy of Jesus’s birth.

Matthew 1:21-23 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Whenever there’s a big event coming up, we look forward to it in anticipation, especially when it is something that has been foretold decades prior. In anticipation, the three kings knew about the savior born into the world and did not want to miss one of the greatest events in history. An event talked about amongst many before Christ, B.C.

Every time I watch the parts where Jesus calls on someone by name or speaks to them as if knowing everything about them that no one would know, it always reminds me of the times when God has spoken to my heart.

There’s the part, which is in the Bible, where Jesus calls Nathaniel. He knew everything about him and Nathaniel was uneasy about it, until Jesus spoke to him about the time of his distress. Knowing that no one else would know about what he prayed that hour, Jesus knew. That was when Nathaniel realized that He is the Lord and that the presence of Gods was with him. This is like, the times, if ever you cried out and wondered if God was listening, then you get the answer in front of your face.

It’s very fascinating because God speaks to the heart. Some hear and others don’t. This gets me to wonder how it would’ve been for God to speak to me in person as a human being standing in front of me rather than inside my mind. Then seeing how God works through some of His people to have insight into other peoples lives or His healing power flowing through a human being.

The next episode won’t arrive until the next several days, but I’m waiting in anticipation. This is definitely helping my faith walk and understanding the dynamics of the stories in the gospels. It makes for a much easier understanding for those that struggle to understand the gospels.