How Much Did Jesus Weigh?


My reflections {Geo Knox},usually weekly, will focus on the Lord's Supper with occasional comments on other topics, such as books I am reading, or thoughts inspired by something I have read.


How much do you think Jesus weighed? I imagine him as being about 5' 10" and maybe 142 pounds, not huge, but tough, wiry. No fat or excess weight, but strong. He could walk all day over the rocky trails of Palestine and then do it again the next day on a diet that was sparse and lean. Of course, we know that there is more to weight than just physical dimensions. Someone comes from a prominent family and his name carries weight. A woman graduates from a prestigious university and her diploma carries weight. A Doctor's opinion carries weight. A judge's verdice carries weight. How much does Jesus weigh in all of his glory?

I really can't say how much he weighed physically, but I can say this: the weight of Jesus Christ is such that if we anchor our lives in Him nothing will be able to move us. Think of the Golden Gate Bridge. Those who sail in from the sea say that the first thing seen on the horizon are the two 1,200 foot towers. Draped over those towers are coils of wire, three feet in diameter, and from them are suspended other coils that hold up the bridge bed. And all of the weight of the traffic passes back and forth. But it is not the towers and it is not the wire overhead; it's the anchors, thousands of tons of cement poured, first on the San Francisco Penninsula, and then in Marin County. Everything in that bridge is anchored on either side of the bay. Let earthquakes roll, and the wind blow, but the bridge will not be moved.

A hymn says: We have an anchor that keeps the soul

Steadfast and sure while the billows roll

Fastened to the rock which cannot move,

Grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love.

This table of the Lord reminds us of our Savior's love -- a love that will not let us go -- a love that we can always depend on. Our anchor in the storms of life. Hebrews 6 speaks of the sacrifice Christ made on our behalf and the hope that we have in him. then it adds in verse 19, "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast ..."

The weight of Jesus is more than enough for us to anchor our souls to. For this we can say thank you as we recall what he has done for us.

Source: Geo. Knox /Blogspot /, Tuesday, December 19, 2006

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