Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Rescue

After reading Bill Hybels' book, Descending Into Greatness, I have been consumed with the amazing rescue act of Love that God put into motion when he chose to leave Heaven and become constrained by time and space and hunger and pain and skin. What is man that He is mindful of us?

Hybels helps us catch a vision of Christ's amazing sacrifice in becoming a man. Listen up:

"Once His life on earth began, Jesus never stopped descending.
Omnipotent, He cried;
The owner of all things, He had no home.
The King of Kings, He became a bondservant;
the source of truth, He was found guilty of blasphemy;
the Creator, he was spit on by the creatures;
the giver of life, He was crucified naked on a cross--bleeding, gasping for air.
With His death, the descent was complete--from the pinnacle of praise in the universe to the ultimate debasement and torture on a cross, the innocent victim of human wickedness.

What more can be said? To the world, Christ was the biggest loser, but to God, "Christ became the greatest of the great. He had accomplished totally the purpose for which God had sent Him; He had pleased His Father and advanced God's kingdom on earth."

Amen and Amen.

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8

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