Just a few months ago, history was made as the mini-series “The Bible” was aired to record numbers of viewers. Soon after, the actor who portrayed Jesus was invited to speak to a group of Christian leaders at the National Religious Broadcaster Convention. They asked him how he felt to play such an important role. His answer? “How can you play the Son of God? You can’t. What I had the privilege of playing was simply the words of Christ and taking the journey of the Scriptures.”
It was a very humble answer from an actor who understands that he is just that… an actor. Nobody can properly play Jesus. So why do so many try in their own lives? They worry… stress… try to control things… and in so many other ways attempt to be Lord. Deuteronomy 4:35 tells us that “the Lord is God and there is no other.” Find yourself trying to be God over your own life? I’ve got good news. You don’t have to be. In fact, you can’t be. Let God be God… and spend all of that energy praising Him for Who He is and what He does daily for you.