Friday, October 30, 2015

Here As One of Us

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Let’s say, for just a moment, that you were the God of creation and had decided to reveal yourself to the created. How would you have done it? Would you have aligned the stars of heaven to proclaim, “I’m here!” Would you have autographed the creation by making the paths of the major rivers of earth to announce, “I did this!” 

Too silly? Well, I’m with you, but God did reveal Himself. Rather than my suggestions, He did it the perfect way. He revealed Himself in a human body—the body of Jesus Christ. Though being God, the tongue that called Lazarus from the dead was a human tongue. The hand that reached out to rescue Peter from drowning was a human hand. The dusty feet that walked the length and breath of Israel announcing, “The kingdom of God is near,” were human feet. The tears that rolled down His cheeks were from a heart as broken as yours or mine has ever been. That’s why “we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses” [Hebrews 4:15].

So people came to Him. At night. In narrow streets. On the seashore. Around the Temple. They invited Him into their homes. He played with their children. They got to know Jesus, the revelation of God in human flesh. 

I want you to know Him too. Jesus is more than a portrait in stained glass. He is God walking among us. 

The Word became human and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14

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