Saturday, July 19, 2008
What a sinful creature man is…why would Jesus want to spend even a single day (much less a lifetime) in such a form?
The Bible makes it clear when it says that “The Word became flesh” to do what? “Dwell among us”.
But why?…why would God choose to send his only begotten son into a form such as man? Could He not have just come down as God himself? Why go through the whole birth to death cycle? Why bother? It sounds almost ridiculous that God Himself would seek such a strange way to “make contact”.
My understanding is based on logic as well as Biblical fact.
God became man because in all creation there is nothing quite as amazing. Even with all of our sin and oddness Man was given something quite precious… a part of Gods own Spirit. It is written that once Adam was made that God “breathed” the spirit of Himself into men. One might well say that a part of God has always been in men.
God is a being of choice and this gift was also given to men. The ability to choose to FOLLOW or NOT FOLLOW!
We know mans response… and today man still chooses SELF over God. Oh, man has reasons and excuses but still insists that God fulfill them rather than submitting to Fulfill Gods needs.
Jesus was a divine spirit sent to indwell a human form and “being tempted in every way”. He came as the final sacrifice but that could have been done without the need for Jesus to live an entire human life. I mean if God had chosen to he is capable of having made it all work ANY WAY HE WANTED TO.
But here is a mystery. Why did he live an entire life of 30 plus years?
Has anyone ever considered that maybe Jesus likes being HUMAN. Maybe He enjoys going through the human experience even though it is filled with many potential hazards. Maybe, as in the story of Pinnochio Jesus wants to just be a “real boy”.
Humans take for granted everything. Science and Rationalism have given rise to the idea that all things are “natural” and therefore not relavant to God. This is wrong as in reality all is SPIRIT. All else is illusion and vain glory.
So perhaps people should stop saying “ONLY HUMAN” and realize what a marvelous thing we all are.. Since even Jesus feels that being human is GOOD!
BE LOVE & BE LOVED!