To see Jesus, of course. Well, if I don’t answer this way, I feel like I might go to hell. Or, isn’t that the unspoken rule?
But, when I answer that way, I feel like the tool that everyone can’t stand in the youth group because he always answers “Jesus” to every “who would you choose” question. Who would you have dinner with? Jesus. Who’s your best friend? Jesus. Who do you admire most? Jesus. We all know that guy, and we all want to punch him in the face.
Although, I’m sure that guy in our youth group grew up to become a very nice man (Okay, Mom?).
But seriously, if you had a “hot tub time-machine” or a Delorean that travels through the space-time continuum at 88 mph, where would you go? To see Woodstock? To watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence (the other default answer; if not, well, you’re unpatriotic–another ticket to hell)? To hear Martin Luther King’s famous speech? To view Moses, not Charlton Heston, parting the Red Sea?
What about the feeding of the 5,000 in the Gospels? I would love to see the disciples faces as the food kept coming. Did they see the extra food appear? Did it grow from the original food instead? In those moments, my mother would say, “That’s just something we’re going to have to ask God.” This response, to my curious younger self, is like saying “because I said so.”
But, if I had a time machine, I could meet Jesus now, and I wouldn’t have to wait to ask my questions…BONUS.
Even if it means I have to be that guy, I think I still pick Jesus.
I would ask him,” How do I unite Christians?” I would tell him, “I’m tired of denominations. I’m tired of churches who claim to be non-denominational but aren’t.”
Jesus could give me the knowledge to prevent our divisions.
Alas, I have no hot tub time machine, no Delorean. But I do have one thing…something God-given, God-inspired, God-breathed – his holy scripture. It tells us how to unite, and it tells us how to remain undivided. Some elements don’t have wiggle room. What we need to realize, though is that some do.
We can have differing opinions, differing interpretations and still remain Christian brothers and sisters, can’t we? Why must we make distinctions, if we are truly Christians, all followers of Christ.