Last year during the Super Bowl, Deon Sanders interviewed Doug Baldwin, Wide Receiver of the Seattle Seahawks, and told him he wasn’t a “grown man” because he didn’t warrant double team coverage during a football game.
If you are a football fan, you’ll hear Deon talk frequently about what being a “grown man” means and it usually has something to do with being athletic, powerful, physical, etc.
In the world, being a grown man means all of this along with money, power, having a perfect body and everything else the world has to offer.
In Elders Quorum (men’s group) yesterday, we had a good conversation about how we can face the challenges the world brings us. One of the Elders in the group said something that stood out to me, which I’ve been reflecting on since. He said if we know Jesus, we can face the world as grown men.
This is a very simple, yet profound thought that leads to more questions to consider:
Do we know Jesus?
If we do, where are we with our relationship with Him?
If not, how do we get to know Him?
How does He help us face the world and help us become “grown men”?
Additionally, I thought about how Jesus himself was the ultimate Man. He showed us a perfect example of what it means to be a man. Bold when he needed to be bold. Humble and always giving honor to His Father. Courageous too many times to count and ultimately on the cross. Loving, kind, the list goes on.
I am curious to continue this dialogue with those of you who read this.
How have you come to know Jesus?
If you have ever strayed, how did you return?
For someone who doesn’t know Him, what advice would you give on how to get to know Him and why it is important?