Have you ever experienced the feeling of crawling into God’s arms when things
around you get though? Many of us in time of crisis or uncertainty an inward
instinct pulls on us like an irresistible magnet back to God. No obstacle is too
great to separate us from our Lord.
Jesus felt and experienced the same feeling; when the human race was terrified
by sin, death, judgment and hell fire, Jesus left the heights of heaven to
journey to earth for the likes of you and me.
In John’s Gospel, the phrase Jesus used for this journey was to “come down”. He
said: “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is the Son of Man… for I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me…I am the bread which came down from heaven…I have come down from heaven…”
(John 3:13; 6:38, 41, 42)
This is the greatest mystery of all time, that God is a Trinity, and that the Second Person of the Trinity should come down to earth on a sacrificial journey; from the pinnacles of heaven to the chasms of earth. He was born through the womb of a virgin as the sinless Redeemer, completely God and a complete man, for the redemption of the world (John 3:16)
Consider the distance Jesus travelled. It cannot be measured in miles the way we think of trips. For example; if you decide to travel once around the globe, you’ll cover 24,900 miles. If you want to travel on the space shuttle to the moon, you’ll go 238,900 miles…one way.
Humans know how to travel vast distances, yet no one has ever crossed a greater expanse than Jesus Christ when He journeyed from heaven to earth. He travelled from eternity into time and from infinity into space. Leaving the Ivory Places of heaven, He descended instantly through the criss-crossing currents of both splendor and sin, free-falling from the heights of heavenly glory into the darkness of a virgin womb and tumbling into the shadow of a cross.
When you think of what Jesus had to do…WILLINGLY…you might understand how great is the love of God for us. You might think WOW we do serve a mighty, holy and majestic God. You might think that when he calls you, you would answer…isn’t it? When God calls you to repentance and calls you to a holy life-style, what is your response?
“Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he is called.” (1 Corinthian 7:20)
“Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began.”
(2 Timothy 1:9)
“Wherefore the rather brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure for if you do
these things, you shall never fall.” (2 Peter 1:10)
When Adam and Eve sinned, they hid from God because of their sin; but God’s voice could be heard calling, “Adam, where are you?” Are you hiding? Is God calling out to you?
Heavenly Father, I pray for all who read this. That your face will shine on us today. I pray for every one’s safety wherever we may travel, wherever we may work. Help us with our Monday chores and give us the strength to endure whatever we will face knowing that you love and care for us…in Jesus’ Name amen