About 2000 years ago, Jesus, King of the Universe, condescended from the throne of Heaven. He stepped out of incomprehensible light and love to walk this earth, putting on flesh. Perfect, sweet fellowship within the Trinity was transformed. Moved by compassion, he made such a sacrifice even before the walk to the cross. The expanse between man and Holy God--immeasurable. This, the only way to bridge the chasm.
Even before the pain, suffering, and anguish of the cross, Jesus' offer to humanity is incomprehensible. He was GOD, existing in perfection as King of all! Yet he willingly stepped out of Heaven to walk among us where he subjected himself to human "stuff"--physical pain, emotional upheavals, rejection, loss.
He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
~John 1:11 NLT
Why on earth did he do that? He had literally everything.
While it is our tendency to grab for more than is ours, he set all that was his aside.
What manner of God is this? He wants relationship so much with you, with me, that he set aside his role as King of the Universe to be Savior of the world. He did this though it cost him everything.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor,
so that you by his poverty might become rich.
~ 2 Corinthians 8:9
What will my response be to this grace...today?
What will your response be to this grace today?
Jesus did this. History records his presence on the earth. The question for each of us is So what?