Grace is Offered...So What?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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

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?
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    Thank you for this post! It completely and simply states the Gospel message. We are in need of a savior and God so loved us that he sent his son to bridge the gap. True holiness can not be in the presence of sin, and we are all sinners. He freely gave his life so we sinners could stand in the presence of holiness. It's a gift, all we have to do is accept it. Very fitting for this week. Happy Resurrection Day!

    2174 days ago
    I totally agree--may we never ever stop worshipping and praising JESUS! Our church does not have a Maundy Thursday service but I am looking for one to go to tonight.
    I feel Holy Week is so Very Important. Of course, we should be celebrating what JESUS did for us every day of the year! Thank You for posting is wonderful post.

    2174 days ago
    Amen. Thank you for posting this. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives that we forget the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for us.

    May we all get back to where we belong, and never stop worshipping and praising our King Jesus!
    2176 days ago
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