The coming of Jesus Christ initially disrupts us.
It was true for Joseph and Mary… for the wisemen…for the shepherds.
C.S. Lewis, in his book Surprised By Joy, explains:
“No word in my vocabulary expressed deeper hatred than the word interference.
And the Bible placed at the center what seemed to me a Transcendental Interferer” (p. 172).
What an interesting description of Jesus: The Transcendental Interferer.
Jesus messes with our plans. He interferes with our carefully laid schemes.
He delights in ruining what we thought was a sweet deal.
Here are a few examples.
Moses had it good in Egypt. He was sitting pretty.
Until the Transcendental Interferer got him thinking about his destiny.
Joseph had a dream coat and a good arrangement at home.
Until the Transcendental Interferer started giving him dreams.
Paul was advancing in Judaism far beyond his contemporaries.
Until the Transcendental Interferer knocked him off his high horse.
He does this in order to have unhindered sway on the throne of our hearts.
He does this to reign unrivalled in the hearts and lives of his children (“the place of supremacy” or “first place” – Colossians 1:18).