The word Christ is one of the hardest words for Jewish people to hear. They’ve been called Christ killers for almost 2,000 years. And to the Jewish people, the word Christ was the most un-Jewish of names. The Jewish people were the first to call the Messiah, the Christ, or Christos. Christ is simply the Greek translation of the Hebrew word for Mashiach – Messiah. For 2000 years, Messiah’s own people didn’t recognize Him and didn’t realize what they were seeing.
We too can miss the blessing even when it’s in our midst. We can miss realizing His hand and His love in our lives. But the Lord is with you even when you don’t realize it or you don’t recognize His calling. Your blessing may be right there, as with the Jewish people who’ve had the word Christ, but didn’t realize it was all about their Messiah and their hope. Look to see all the blessings in your life, the blessings you’ve missed. For even as the Jewish people are yet to see that the Christ is really their longed Jewish Messiah, there are blessings in your life you have yet to unmask.
Today’s Mission – Are there blessings in your life that you’re not seeing, not appreciating, not realizing? Seek to see them today. Give thanks for them. And cherish them.