Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Different Sort of Valentine

Jesus Christ took on the form of a human being. He constrained himself to the human form and all its limitations. Humans have DNA. Did Jesus have DNA? Of course. He had a physical body, so he had DNA.

Whose DNA did Jesus have? The New Testament tells us “…The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:35)

In essence this means that the two parents of Jesus were Mary, his human mother, and God, His Heavenly Father. The implications of this for DNA are very interesting.

As humans, in our human nature, we know there are imperfections with regard to our DNA. But with the “DNA of God”, there would be no imperfections, if indeed there was such a thing.

One thing is certain; Jesus had a heart…a human heart. This heart beat in his chest from inside his mother’s womb, to the moment he died on the cross.

This week we celebrate Valentine’s Day here in the United States. The typical symbol for this day is a heart, albeit shaped differently than the one that beats inside us. But the heart represents the love that we share. Jesus’ love for all humanity took him to the cross.

His physical heart allowed his legs to move and his arms to carry the cross. His spiritual heart propelled him to love us from the cross.

According to the New Testament, after Jesus rose from the dead, he ascended to Heaven. Was his heart beating again?

One thing is for sure, Jesus’ love, never stops. If you’re looking for that perfect Valentine, then find Jesus. His heart—in whatever form—exists for you.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Robbie Iobst said...

I like this, Loretta! I like to think that Jesus' heart beat and beats for me! Happy Valentines Day, my friend!

Loretta said...

Me too!

But you don't have to think it, know it, my friend.

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful thoughts. Wouldn't it be interesting to scientifically examine the DNA of God?

I wonder if Mary marveled each day as she pondered the significance of Jesus being her son.

Loretta said...

Yes! And wouldn't it be interesting to examine our DNA to see how God exists in us? What it means to be made in the image of God? An idea for next week's blog!

Thanks for sharing.

dianne in colorado said...

This is a great piece, Loretta. Even though I've always known God was Jesus' father, I've never thought about God having DNA. I wonder if He miraculously created Jesus with eveything needed for human life without having it Himself. Interesting questions to ask when we get to heaven!

Loretta said...

So many questions to ask!! So many things to think much more than we know! Thanks for your comment.